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Black Britain, Haiti, Literature

“A Word for Haiti”

Blacklondoners Appeal, a London based group are calling on all writers for contribution of short stories, poems and lyrics to a collection of works to be published in May 2010. The book, A Word for Haiti, will be part of BlackLondoners year long appeal to raise funds for Haiti.

BlackLondoners Appeal is about grassroots organizations and communities coming together to help raise funds, raise awareness and help keep the focus on Haiti long after the cameras are gone.

Yetunde Ruban, the Appeal Coordinator says “although the appeal is a response to the 12 January disaster in Haiti, the book will be a celebration of Haiti’s culture, its people, its art, and Haiti’s place in world history, in particular its role in the emancipation of black people everywhere. A Word for Haiti will stand as testament to the enduring spirit of the Haitian people and a reminder of their pre-eminent place in world history.”

Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Lambi Fund of Haiti. Writers should send their work to word4haiti at blacklondonerappeal dot com
The closing date for all submissions is 20 March 2010

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