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Embracing and celebrating the diversity of our colorful world, we study and tell neither his or hers, but Our Stories.
Jafrikayiti (Jean Saint-Vil) is author of:
- “LAFIMEN: Listwa Pèp Ayisyen Depi Nan Ginen (CD 1 – 4), audio recordings on the history of the Haitian People.
- Viv Bondye ! Aba Relijyon!, book (essay) on spirituality and the Afro-Haitian experience with Christianity.
Co-founder of two self-help organizations AKASAN (Ayisyen ki ap soutni Ayisyen nètalkole) and Jaku Konbit which follow the principles popularized by Marcus Garvey, he is also an artist-activist immersed in the Global Peace and Social Justice movement.
He hosts or co-hosts several weekly radio programs such as Bouyon-Rasin at the University of Ottawa’s C.H.U.O 89.1 F.M, Rendez-vous Haitien at Carleton University’s C.K.C.U 93.1 F.M, Chèche pa peche and Pawòl pou chèche chimen on www.radiokajou.com.
Featured political analyst on Canadian as well as international media, a University of Waterloo (Hon. B.Sc., Biology) graduate and Canadian Civil Servant, Jafrikayiti lives in Ottawa-Gatineau but returns to Haiti on a regular basis.
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Read Jafrikayiti’s English language essays, under Blog.
Read, listen to or view excerpts from his Haitian Kreyòl works under Products
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I also have to congratulate you on the excellent quality of the audio as well as the character depictions. I feel that Jafrikayiti is magnificent as a traditional Ayiti storyteller. He was very convincing in his portrayal of a mule rider who travels along and shares the legacy of Ayiti and her people. And his use of Ayiti's rural language, idioms and folk speech was to die for. As well, the other folks who enacted the voices of well known figures in Ayiti's earlier years, did an outstanding job at recreating the mood and the feel of these folks.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude and appreciation of the 4 cds in your series that I recently listened to. I learned so much about the legacy of Ayiti and her people. In fact, the work wet my appetite and I want to learn as much as possible about this subject. I am excited to listen to future cds and I certainly hope and pray that more focus is put on figures like Mari Jann Lamartiniere, and the maroon leaders, specifically: San Soussi, Ti Nwel et al.
Ce disque constitue un pas immense dans l'éducation des jeunes Haitiens dans la vérité et, dans la mouvance de la rupture avec l'aliénation culturelle dans laquelle veulent nous maintenir ceux qui ne veulent pas nous voir véritablement indépendants et fiers de ce que nous sommes réellement