“This is a real blow not only to the promotion of the Creole
language, but also to the literacy project in
Founded in 1967 by the Rev. Joris Ceupens, a Belgian-born priest, Bon Nouvel began publishing under the repressive regime of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier. Over the years, the monthly often opened its pages to prominent guest columnists such as former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and poet Dominique Batraville.
Wayi said the newspaper’s staff members suffered no major injuries, but its archives were destroyed. The paper’s last issue, 10,000 copies of which were printed, appeared in early January 2010, just days before the earthquake.
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