every sentence with a mix of tearful reactions: anger,
laughter but always sadness. Fort-Dimanche, the epitome
of the absurb, so true yet hard to believe. Thanks for
keeping the memory green by exposing this awful truth".
book is a moving, inspiring and courageous story. I was
totally amazed by the strength, courage and will power
of the prisoners. I was also very moved and mesmerized
by Patricks courage and bravery, especially knowing
that he had lost so much along this tortuous journey".
October 12, 2000
could not close your book once I started to read it".
the same commitment to memorialize the thousands of
forgotten victims of the Duvaliers' regime,
Fordi9 is pleased to announce the release of the new
French edition of Patrick Lemoine's book, revised and
updated, Fort-Dimanche, Fort-La-Mort.
The book, as described by Jean Desquiron in the Nouvelliste
dated December 04, 1996, is an implacable referendum
against dictatorship. It is a "must read"
for anyone who wants to know the depravation imposed
by the Duvaliers against their own people. Ironically,
this new edition includes in the back cover, a commentary
of Dr. Gérard Campfort reflecting on a survey
by the Gallup Institute, which was published in the
Christian Science Monitor on September 27,
2005. This survey represented Jean Claude Duvalier as
the best president that Haiti had during the past twenty
We remain confident that giving more exposure to the
infernal condition of the po-litical prison of the Duvaliers
will generate greater awareness and will shed light
on this regime that some individuals conveniently represent
as the least evil of evil governments, even though Haiti's
nightmare began with Duvalier. To echo Madeleine Paillère
in a "compte rendu de lecture" of the book,
Fort-Dimanche, Fort-La-Mort is a testimonial that must
be preserved preciously for future generations.
Haiti - Jean
"This book is an implacable referendum against
dictator ship. Its sole ideology is to proclaim freedom
of though and expression. This book must be read by
anyone who wants to know, especial ly by the young who
should know, because it is difficult for them to imagine
New York, USA
"Written in a soft literary style, yet concise,
detailed and captiva ting [
], this book remains
the most acerbic discourse on the vicious cruelty of
a political mass mired in cynicism".
and Producer, USA
"Fort-Dimanche, Dungeon of Death is a vivid memory
of the most horrendous kind of mental and physical cruelties
that we can inflict on our fellow man. Patrick
Lemoine's harrowing tale about his years of imprisonment
in one of the worst dungeons in the world will stand
as a constant reminder that our basic freedoms, when
taken for granted, can be trampled by the very ones
elected or selected among us to be sentinels of society".
Pour Haiti, Paris, France
It is a disturbing testimonial on the physical and moral
degrada tion of human beings orchestrated by the militia
of a totalitarian regime. Patrick
Lemoines surgical surgical descrip tion of
a long descent into Duvaliers dungeons leaves
us com pletely numb. Other books have been written on
the subject, but none offers such a detailed account
of this historically useful legacy.
Ethéart, Haiti en Marche, Miami,
It is necessary to read this book in its entirety, even
when you are tempted to hide it, to bury it, as if it
would prevent forever such horrible acts from occurring
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