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Fabienne Flessel

I first joined as a translator for GV en français and have since discovered the power of “blogging”. It's only then that I started writing for GV Caribbean about the French-speaking Caribbean.
When I am not a GVer, I am an EFL teacher in Guadeloupe (where I am from).
I am deeply interested in social studies (gender, education, human rights) and the history and culture of people of African descent in the Americas.

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Latest posts by Fabienne Flessel

20 March 2010

Martinique: Election, tension and abstention

On Sunday March 14th, all French citizens including those in the four French overseas departments were asked to vote for the regional elections... but two major elections in a three-month...

Martinique, French Guiana: Murder & Politics

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: March 19th 1946

12 March 2010

Guadeloupe, Martinique: From dry season to drought

As some posts on GV have shown recently [Eng], the Caribbean has been going through a severe drought for the past few weeks. In the French West Indies, bloggers react...

Guadeloupe: Mainstream media biased?

16 February 2010

Haiti: Between Grief and Love

Despite the difficulties encountered by Haitians to get back to a normal daily life after the destructive earthquake of January 12th and the ongoing grieving in people's hearts, a place...

10 February 2010

Haiti: Relief Efforts & Dangers

Almost a month after the earthquake, which ravaged a significant portion of public facilities and private buildings in Port-au-Prince and nearby cities, French-speaking bloggers discuss the different realities of people...

Haiti: Tuesdays go by and look alike

30 January 2010

Haiti: Where are the 15 missing children?

Haiti: Bloggers’ Reactions to Regional Interventions

For more than two weeks, the governance of Haiti after the earthquake has been seriously questioned by Haitian bloggers. They are now discussing the reactions in the neighboring countries and...