Haitian Novelist explores Macabre Depression: “I Am Going Where I Belong”

Haiti has not had it good from 2010, horrendous earthquakes, then housing shortages and diseases arising from poor sanitation after the major disaster two Januaries ago…

Released by Enaz Publications, the book can be found at blackbookplus.com

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller, Telecoms giant Digicel and former U.S. President Bill Clinton have all been doing their part to stem the tide but for many who have to endure the nightmares aftermath, it feels like the proverbial “bad to worse…”

This horrific miasma has developed a breeding ground for an atmosphere where hope is a dream and harshness is just a brother to reality. Author Hans Lindor has not escaped the curse either, and he piles it on in an almost Kafka-like twist with his debut novel, “I Am Going Where I Belong,” where the protagonist seems to go from rags to riches in Florida and yet … ? No spoilers for those who want to explore this tragi-fantasy…

Lindor, through the eyes of what appears to be an alternative self, looks at the early days of Haiti under the Duvalier regimes, then a flight more bloody than Mohammed’s Hejira or Jesus’ parents’ exodus to Egypt and the development of the young Haitian in America where he endures challenges of race and fulfilling his desire to play the violin.

There is a claim that it is really Fiction which can be stranger than Truth, it never seemed more appropriate than with this tale. Even Shakespeare could not envision such sorrows as delivered in what appears to be one of many more books to come from Hans Lindor.

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