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Educational Resources

  • English Haitian Medical Dictionary
  • Survival Creole:  This work is intended as a brief, practical guide for English Speakers in Haiti on a short-term basis. As the title implies, you will find here only a very minimum of essentials concerning one of Haiti's two official languages - but the only language spoken by all Haitians.
  • Ti Koze Kreyol:  A tongue-in-cheek account of boy meets girl in Haitian Creole class, and of their honeymoon adventures and misadventures across Haiti. Organized as nineteen topical conversations with explanatory notes and a complete Haitian-English glossary.
  • Chita Pa Bay:  Abridged version of Jacques Roumain’s novel Gouverneurs de la Rosée (1945), a masterpiece of Haitian literature that has been translated into no fewer than seventeen languages and was the subject of an award-winning film. Also included is a selection of jokes and riddles, some simple arithmetic problems, and a glossary.
  • Haitian-English Medical Phraseology:  This work is intended for the many English-speaking physicians, dentists, nurses, and paramedics treating monolingual Haitian patients. It is a compendium of more than 1,300 questions, answers, and instructions heard during the course of several hundred medical interviews in rural Haiti.
  • Doggett, Joyce Connelly, and Joyce Connolly. Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti, 2d ed. Available atAmazon.com
  • Embassy of the U.S.A., Port-au-Prince: Information for American citizens visiting Haiti, narcotics control policy, trade and commerce policy, development assistance policy, press releases, mission elements, and principal officers and mission addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Haiti Consular Information Sheet: Travel advisories, including entry and exit requirements, safety and security, crime, medical facilities and insurance, traffic safety and road conditions, embassy and consulate locations.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Haiti: Health information for travelers to Haiti 
  • WeatherUnderground: Check the weather in Cap-Haitien!
  • International currency converter - Haiti's currency is Haitian Gourdes (HTG)  
      

HISTORY

  • The Haitians, Their History and Culture, Refugee Fact Sheet Series No. 10, published by the Refugee Service Center's Center for Applied Linguistics. This brief (31 pages) booklet provides interesting and insightful descriptions of Haitian history, education, language, health, religion, family life, and culture. Full text available online.
  • Arthur, Charles. 2002. Haiti in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture.  Available at Amazon.com
  • Heinl, Heinl, and Heinl, Written in Blood, The Story of the Haitian People, 1492-1995. Available at Amazon.com.
  • Rodman, Selden. Haiti: The Black Republic. Available at Amazon.com.
  • Klarreich, Kathie. Madame Dread, A Tale of Love, Voudou, and Civil Strife in Haiti, 2005. Available atAmazon.com
  • Gold, Herbert. Haiti: The Best Nightmare on Earth. Out of print, but used copies available at Amazon.com
  • Shacochis, Bob. 2000. Immaculate Invasion. Available at Amazon.com
  • Wilentz, Amy. The Rainy Season, Haiti Since Duvalier. Out of print but available used at Amazon.com
  • Haiti - A Country Study: Library of Congress Federal Research Division, Area Handbook Series; country, geography, society, economy, transportation, communications, government, and politics.
  • State Department Country Background Notes: Includes information on Haiti, including geography, government, people, economy, and U.S.-Haiti relations. 
      

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

  • Bentivegna, Joseph F. 1990. The Abused and Neglected. Available at Amazon.com
  • Farmer, Paul. Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues. Available at Amazon.com
  • Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Save the World.Available at Amazon.com
  • Maternowska, M. Catherine, Reproducing Inequities: Poverty and the Politics of Population in Haiti (Studies in medical Anthropology), with a forward by Paul Farmer, Amazon.com
  • UNICEF Statistical Data, Haiti page: Includes basic indicators, mortality and health-related, nutrition-related indicators, water and sanitation, and education statistics on Haiti.
  • USAID, Haiti: Congressional presentation for 1999FY, CIA Factbook Country Profile, Haiti Country Health Statistics Profile, Haiti Program Profile.
  • World Health Organization: Haiti health and poverty statistics 
      

NEWS/CURRENT EVENTS

LANGUAGE

  • Freeman, Bryant C. Survival Haitian. Available from the University of Kansas bookstore.
  • Turnbull, Wally. Creole Made Easy. Available at Amazon.com
  • Turnbull, Wally. Hidden Meanings, Truth and Secret in Haiti’s Creole Proverbs. Available at Amazon.com
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale krèyol, An Introductory Course in Haitian Creole, Indiana University. Available atAmazon.com 

 

ARTS & CULTURE

  • Rediscover Haiti: Information about art, history, culture, education, shopping
  • Metal Art: Watch a video of how it is made! (Konbit Sante sells pieces like this as a fundraiser, if you would like to have one of your very own, contact us.)
  • Danticat, Edwidge. She has written numerous novels about Haiti including The Farming of the BonesKrik? Krak!;The Dew Breaker; and Breath, Eyes, Memory. All are available in paperback at Amazon.com

 

POLITICAL NEWS AND HAITI ADVOCACY (news with a slant)

  • British Solidarity Organization's Haiti Support Group: Haiti news briefs, archives, and resources.
  • Haiti Reborn: Site of the U.S.-Haiti solidarity organization that advocates for a more just U.S. foreign policy.
  • Terry F. Buss with Adam Gardner. 2008. Haiti in the Balance: Why Foreign Aid Has Failed and What We Can Do about It. At Amazon.com
  • Greene, Graham. The Comedians. Available at Amazon.com (fictional novel with commentary on Haitian politics)