Ambassador Raymond Joseph gives thumbs up to "Land of Dormant Dreams"
The subtitle of this enlightening book, “A Walk into the Future,” is also a walk into the past and the present of a land known to have been at its zenith! Thus, the mythical name of Zenitha, which can stand for all those countries in search of development in all fields – the material, the spiritual, the educational, the ethical, the political and the economical. Well-balanced, these are the foundation to escape from violence and poverty, as we travel on the path to progress.
Written as a novel, Land of Dormant Dreams deals with reality, a reality that spans two centuries and which makes us think of Haiti. The main hero of the book, Arsene, wonders aloud about the current situation of Zenitha, and asks pertinent questions regarding the fall of the land which had been the beacon of hope for the downtrodden everywhere. How did you get there, Zenitha? He answers most of the questions –to my satisfaction, and to yours, I hope.
A novel true to the genre, it deals with romance, deceit, violence, fall and renewal. You’ll be surprised to see how our hero falls and regains his standing by acknowledging his fault and by always being positive in the face of constant skepticism. He’s not alone. There are several other characters, those I would call second and third rank heroes, who show that by their involvement, there’s a brighter future for Zenitha and Zenithians. Indeed, she will realize her dormant dreams and reclaim her past of Zenitha, “the Pearl!”
If you are interested in future development of the Zenithas of the so-called underdeveloped world, if you are committed to their transformation by “changing habits, beliefs and attitudes,” you will not stop reading until the last paragraph where, finally, the dreams become reality. Good reading!
Raymond Alcide Joseph,
Former Ambassador of Haiti to the United States of America.
Author of the book “For Whom the Dogs Spy”
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