Catel et Bocquet retracent le destin de la fascinante Joséphine Baker dans un magnifique roman (bio)graphique tout en noir et blanc. En 500 pages, les auteurs nous dévoilent toutes les facettes de cette femme emplie de convictions : muse de nombreux artistes, militante contre la ségrégation raciale, agent du contre-espionnage de la France Libre, mère adoptive d’une douzaine d’enfants venus d’horizons divers… elle était décidément bien plus qu’une danseuse de cabaret affublée d’une ceinture de bananes...
An extraordinary testimony by Claude Lacaille, a Quebec missionary fighting for social justice in Haiti, Ecuador and Chile.
This is Lacaille's first-hand account of the extraordinary oppression and poverty he witnessed in Haiti, Ecuador, and Chile between 1965 and 1986 where thousands shed blood simply for resisting oppressive regimes, politics and economic doctrines. The men and women featured in Lacaille's story are an inspiration for those who still believe in a better world. This is an impressive story of courage and solidary, inspired by a left-wing Christianity truly faithful to the Gospel.
Claude Lacaille's memoir helps understand what "the preferential option for the poor" really means. Like other advocates of Liberation Theology, Claude Lacaille saw it as his duty to join the resistance, particularly against Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet. But the dictators were not alone; they enjoyed the support of the Vatican under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Claude Lacaille is a priest of the Foreign Mission Society (Société des missions étrangères) and a Biblicist who lived in Haiti and Ecuador from 1965 to 1974 and in Chile from 1975 to 1986. Prevented from returning to Chile by both Chilean and Ecclesiastical authorities, Claude Lacaille continued to fight for justice and freedom. He lives in Trois-Rivières, Québec.
Miguel d'Escoto Brockman is a Nicaraguan diplomat, politician, and priest of the Maryknoll Society of Missionaries. He served as Nicaragua's Minister for Foreign Affairs with the Sandinista Government from 1979 until 1990. Publicly chastised by Pope John Paul II, he was suspended by the Vatican in 1985. Pope Francis lifted the suspension August 2014. Miguel d'Escoto presided over the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (2008-2009).
Casey Roberts won the John Glassco Prize awarded by the Canadian Literary Translators Association for his translation of the YA novel Break Away, Jessie on My Mind. He lives in Montreal.