Truth and Secret in Haiti's Creole Proverbs
by Wally Turnbull
For those who love Haiti and students of language and culture.
Featuring over 1200 entries in Creole and English, this is, to date, the most varied and accurate collection of the colorful proverbs that characterize Haiti and her people. Translating a Creole proverb into English requires a fluency of not only both languages, but also of culture, an idiom more difficult to learn than any offered in a grammar book.
Hardcover edition of over 250 pages containing more than 1200 entries including:
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Haitian prayers in Creole with English translations
Translation by Eleanor Turnbull with photographs by Wally Turnbull
This is a prayer book, but it is unlike many others you may have seen. This book is unique, not only because each prayer is accompanied by a striking photograph, but because each prayer is an example of sincere, heartfelt communication with God. This is a book which teaches the essence of true prayer.
Printed in the original Creole language with English translations, these prayers reflect the paradoxically childlike yet deep faith of a mountain people who have come to know God as a Friend acquainted with their culture and daily lives.
These prayers are refreshing and heartwarming, sometimes almost humorous because of the homespun metaphors which are used.
The photograph which accompanies each prayer tells a story by itself.
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