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Author Ardain Isma was the guest speaker at an NAACP conference in Bunnel, Florida

Christine Jean-Pierre

CSMS Magazine

Last Tuesday, author Ardain Isma was the guest speaker at an NAACP conference in Bunnel, Florida. The conference was organized by the NAACP Flagler Country branch. Dr. Ardain Isma was introduced by Ms. Valentine Blanche, vice-president of the branch and Dr. Phyllis Pearson, president. It was a warm welcome. Some members in the audience remembered the author when he was there for a similar presentation in 2017, following the release of his novel Midnight at Noon.

The meeting was part of the celebration of the Black History Month. Ardain delivered remarks about Haiti, Pan-Africanism and the 19th century mass-migration towards Haiti as the island was a beacon for freedom in the Americas. The author also touched on Haiti’s current socioeconomic and political crisis as well as the country’s geopolitical situation.

Ardain Isma spoke about the root causes for the Haitian mass-migration problems which began at the tun of the 20th century, especially during the US occupation of the country from 1915 to 1934. To this understanding, Ardain spoke about how he came to the United States as a teenager in a boat during the mass-migration of the 1980s. At the end of the speech, Ardain signed copies of his latest novel titled Bittersweet Memories of Last Spring.

You can watch the video below.

Also, to purchase Ardain’s new novel, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Bittersweet-Memories-Last-Spring-Ardain/dp/B0B8R3MRVP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SBI8OM5SF7F4&keywords=ardain+isma+bittersweet+memories+of+last+spring&qid=1669650806&sprefix=ardain%2Caps%2C86&sr=8-1   Midnight at Noon : https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-at-Noon-Ardain-Isma/dp/0692910174/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1677246854&sr=8-2 Alicia Maldonado: https://www.amazon.com/Alicia-Maldonado-Mother-Ardain-Isma/dp/0595303218/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1677246964&sr=8-3  You can follow Ardain on Twitter: https://twitter.com/csmsmaga/

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