The Haiti Memory Project

Marc Antoine Noel

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October 28: Marc Antoine Noel approached me one afternoon when I was walking in Cite Soliel. He was clear that he had much to say, so I took his information and came back a few weeks later to do an interview with him in his house. This poor young school teacher, 33 years old, was teaching his classes when his school collapsed around him. His survival of earthquake was a indication to abandon his sinful ways and convert to Evangelicalism, which he embraces fully. About half-way through the interview, he also explains in English a complicated family drama involving a small piece of property in Cite Soliel.

Octobre 28, 2010: Marc Antoine Noel s’est approché de moi un après -midi alors que je me promenais dans Cité Soleil. Comme il était clair qu’il avait beaucoup à dire, j’ai pris ses coordonnées afin de revenir quelques semaines plus tard pour faire une entrevue chez lui. Ce jeune instituteur, pauvre, âgé de 33 ans, enseignait lorsque son école s’est effondrée autour de lui. Sa survie a été pour lui un signe important. Il s’est converti à l’évangélisme qu’il embrasse pleinement et il a abandonné sa vie d’avant qu’il juge maintenant immorale. Au milieu de l’interview, il explique également, en anglais, un drame familial complexe autour d’une petite propriété dans Cité Soleil



Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
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