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CHARACTERS í Twelve Unending Summers Bahamian Haitian American Where can I fully belongAt age sixteen Cholet Josué arrived on the shores of Miami in a wooden boat and immediately put the past behind him More than two decades later the elusive uestion of ident. See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsThe message that shines through Josue s memoir is the importance of education for young people and how in giving this hope for the future they can establish themselves of a firm grounding wherever they may be Josue was born a British citizen in the Bahamas but travelled with his Haitian parents back to Haiti at four years old Another country another language Then at sixteen and not of his own volition he endured a rickety boat journey to Florida where initially as an illegal immigrant he had to find a way not only to survive but to blossom Another country another language That Josue had the strength of character to persevere against many setbacks is inspiring His search for his own cultural identity raises interesting uestions especially for me having just read Bloom Where You Are Planted a memoir in which transient expat Lasairiona McMaster assures readers that raising her son in various cultures will enable him to fit in everywhere Josue s life experience is of never feeling as though he totally fitted in anywhereJosue recounts a few episodes from his childhood in the Bahamas and mostly from Haiti He also talks extensively about his fight to become a legal American citizen and the struggle to raise the ridiculously high sums needed for his education Now fully ualified and practicing as a doctor it is obvious the struggle was worthwhile I was dismayed at how easily his skill and talent could have been lost though To deny someone education purely on the grounds of their wealth or lack of strikes me as ludicrous and the situation is just as bad here in the UK Josue has a engaging style and I enjoyed reading this memoir especially where I was able to encounter cultures that are very different to my own His explanations of the importance of superstition to Haitians were interesting as was learning this island nation s history I would have actually liked Twelve Unending Summers to have been a longer book I felt there was a lot to say on the uestion of identity for example and some other episodes felt rushed That said I am very pleased to have had this opportunity to meet Josue and to read about his life

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CHARACTERS í Twelve Unending Summers Ity pursues him forcing him to confront a difficult truth the cultures that formed him have each indelibly stamped his soul Courageously Cholet dismantles his own story to uncover a way to unashamedly unabashedly fit in wit. I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest reviewTwelve Unending Summers by Dr Cholet Kelly Josu is uite a powerful memoirThe premise of the story surrounds the life of a Bahamian born Haitian man who is trying to come to terms with his identity as he has lived the US and schooled in the US for a great part of his life Truly the story is a story about trying to find one s own identity when that identity is stretched between three very different countriesThis book was very interesting and something that I was able to relate with personally I was born in the United Kingdom to a Bahamian mother and Spanish father and from the age of two years old I have lived in the US It wasn t until I was twenty years old that I returned to England I don t feel like I belong to any country though no matter where I go my values don t fit neatly into the norms of the society I talk different than everyone else I hold a sort of racial ambiguity that no one uite knows how to place meFrom that perspective I could relate to what the author was saying about not having a home anywhere between these countries and instead needing to find home within oneself Of course his narrative also integrates racial views and racism between the countries he s lived and the countries that all are a part of himIn terms of content I did enjoy the story that the author has to tell us I learned a great deal about Haitian culture and about the devastating natural disaster that hit them not all too long ago I think that this story would perhaps make a good film as I would love to see Haiti as the author had seen it as a boy However I did find uite a great deal of the story very repetitive and the writing was not as strong as I would have liked There were times where I considered that perhaps the way the story was told distracted from the execution of the meaning of the story There were times as well where I did not agree with the message that the author was trying to convey But that all comes from my experience I do not share the exact same experience as with the author so I can t really judge him on that front Overall this was a pleasant reading experience and I would recommend it to people who are multi national or people who are interested with identity specifically cultural identity I am certain that people from the Caribbean will find this to be nostalgic of growing up there Suffering and Divine Wisdom own story to uncover a way to unashamedly unabashedly fit in wit. 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CHARACTERS í Twelve Unending Summers H three different worlds while belonging to noneHonest and compelling Twelve Unending Summers is a deeply personal journey that resonates with the universal human need to find a home and embrace the legacy of family heritag. Dr Josue is an especially earnest autobiographer I really felt for him through all his travails and at this time in history it is so important that we listen to and learn about the experiences of undocumented illegals As a bi racial American born abroad I can relate to Cholet s pleaful bid to find his true self I am heartened by the fact that he has family with him in America I hope they have all managed to get legalized somehow as well I do think this book would have been easier to read had some of the repetition been edited out The timeline of Josue s having been born in the Bahamas grown up in Haiti and then become an adult in the US was made uite clear in the Prologue but was reiterated several times throughout often as if it were new knowledge I m intrigued by his honesty and willingness to share details of his legal history and will read of his literary explorations into the lands of his life that he s written about so lovingly in Twelve Unending Summers and promises of in future but I hope he ll opt to share detail about his work in neuropsychiatry his philanthropy friends and family and maybe get out of his head a little bit next time I think that would make him an even better story teller

  • Paperback
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  • Twelve Unending Summers
  • Cholet Kelly Josue
  • English
  • 01 September 2018
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