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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

Haiti: Teens’ perspectives on the earthquake

Although the coverage of the aftermath of the 7.3 earthquake which has left Haiti's capital partly devastated, has been massive, one group of Haitian bloggers has been overlooked - teenagers....

Haiti: French-speaking bloggers react to the 6.2 aftershock

Bloggers at Espas Ayisyen and Potoprincipe describe the severe 6.2 aftershock which hit Haiti this morning. They both sense fear among not only the population but also the foreign rescuers.

Haiti: International clashes over humanitarian assistance

Five days after the terrible earthquake which has partly destroyed the capital city, Port-au-Prince and others like Leogane and Jacmel, it has been very difficult for rescuers, medical teams and...

Haiti: Awarded Haitian born writer expresses grief and hope

Four days after the tragedy started, world-famous Haitian-born Dany Laferrière, in Port-au-Prince at the time of the terrible earthquake, tells about his experience, respect for his people and hope for...

Haiti, USA: When politics challenge compassion

In a post [Fr], Haitian writer Alain Mabanckou exposes the right-wing American radio host Rush Limbaugh, who has told his listeners that President Obama is using this catastrophe as a...

Haiti: Predicted Disaster?

In his blog, Haitian writer Claude Ribbe writes a post [Fr] quoting a scientific article published in the mainstream Haitian newspaper “Le Matin” in October 2008, announcing the high probability...

Haiti, Cuba: Cooperation

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse posted a long speech [Fr] by Fidel Castro, who states his pride at the historical cooperation in the field of medical studies between Cuba and Haiti.

Haiti: “Solidarité Haïti”

After a few days of silence, the collective blog Solidarité Haïti, born after the 2008 hurricanes, has eventually posted [Fr] about a dozen solidarity and relief efforts led by French...

Haiti: Blogging daily updates on human and logistical situation

As of January 14th, the blogger at Haiti Solutions updates the logistical situation of the ” Frères de l'Instruction Chrétienne en Haïti” [Fr] while Réseau Citadelle [Fr] publishes Alain Paret's...

Haiti: Renowned Haitians announced dead

Though communicating inside and outside Haiti has been a huge challenge and most people have not been able to have reliable -if any - information concerning their relatives and friends,...

Haiti: Le Cap Haitien sends some news

Wednesday January 13th: The day after the terrible 7.0 earthquake which has left Haiti in an undefinable situation, and the island is facing seemingly insurmountable communication challenges. Still, bloggers are...

Martinique, French Guiana: “No” To More Autonomy

The referendum which took place on Sunday, January 10th 2010, in the French Overseas Regions of Martinique and French Guiana to vote for either more autonomy from France or to...

Haiti: First reactions to the 7.0 earthquake

The first blog posts written in French about the earthquake in Haiti have come from outside the country, announcing terrible news of the Presidential Palace , a hospital and other...

Guadeloupe: 2010 another year of social struggle?

The Guadeloupean blogosphere has been buzzing for about a week around one question: “2010, a year of social struggle?” asked by blogger Shakazulu [Fr Cr], sparked by another recent rise...

Martinique, French Guiana: Referendum for more autonomy from France

Bloggers from Martinique [Fr] and French Guiana have been posting for months about the upcoming popular referendum to decide whether they want to change their political status and gain more...

Haiti: New Year & Independence

In Haiti, January 1st 2010 was the date of the double celebration of both New Year's day and the 206th anniversary of the National Independence. Haiti Connexion Network posts a...

Caribbean: French Literary Prizes

This week, two of the most prestigious French literary prizes were awarded to two French-speaking authors of African descent: The French-speaking Caribbean blogosphere has been buzzing over this double satisfaction,...

French Caribbean: “La Toussaint”

In the French-speaking Caribbean, celebrating "La Toussaint", All Saints' and All Souls' Days, are as much an opportunity for family reunions as the Christmas season is. Here is a review...

Haiti: National Anthem Singing Contest

Sammuel from Thanks for loving Haiti has launched [En/Fr/Fr Cr] a video contest for the best Haitian National Anthem singer. The best video will be chosen by the readers and...

Martinique: Free your mind, free your hair

Blogger Imaniyé from Martinique reports the creation of a Facebook group [Fr] by people who are eager to defend the rights of Martinicans to comb their hair as they want...

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