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Anywhere But HereBlack Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond$
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Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461558

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.001.0001

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From Port-au-Prince to Kinshasa

From Port-au-Prince to Kinshasa

A Haitian Journey from the Americas to Africa

(p.229) From Port-au-Prince to Kinshasa
Anywhere But Here

Danielle Legros Georges

University Press of Mississippi

In “Port-au-Prince and Kinshasa: A Haitian Journey from the Americas to Africa,” Danielle Georges addresses the little known history of the movement of hundreds of young Haitian professionals and their families to the Congo (Zaire, later to become the Democratic Republic of the Congo) between 1960 and 1975. Facing few economic opportunities, and possible persecution under the regime of François Duvalier, these engineers, doctors, teachers, and lawyers saw the invitation by UNESCO and the Congolese government as a way to start their lives anew. Georges, herself a child at the time her parents went to Congo in the late 1960’s, reconstructs this journey through interviews, letters, and other historical sources. Her story includes reflections and analyses during a time of cross cultural optimism and cooperation within the Franco-phone African Diaspora.

Keywords:   Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Congo, Zaire, Migration, Franco-phone African Diaspora, UNESCO

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