No, Haiti is located about 580 Miles Southeast of Florida, Haiti is a neighbor who lives done the street from the USA. Haiti is an independent country in the West Indies, occupying the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. Haiti shares the island with the Dominican Republic.
I am asking the question, is Haitian culture more East or West African? Did the majority of slaves come from East or West Africa?
More or less the Slave business worked like this, the Chiefs over in Africa collected humans, and then European Ships would come to the port, load them up and take them somewhere? The eternal question that comes to the surface is where, and lead to books like “Roots” written by Alex Haley, generally the Black people in North, Central, Caribbean and South America do not know where they came from, their roots are not clear.
If you want the proper word for a cocktail part to play your part in pretentious conversation, then you need to get a grip on the word “Diaspora”
--- scattering of language, culture, or people: a dispersion of a people, language, or culture that was formerly concentrated in one place
I have been to East and West Africa, and it is my overwhelming opinion this is a West African culture forcibly relocated over to Haiti, it is not President Osama’s Kenya family. I feel like I am in West Africa, which is truly a better place to be than in East Africa. I personally enjoy the happier cultures of West Africa, sort of a Frenchie dice roll, and not the serious English lets make a lot of rules society.
Where are you from?
I find it quite interesting people can forget where they came from, well; I am not sure forget is the right word, somewhere along the line it was not important to remember. There are thousands and million of people studying the Genealogy of their family to answer the question,
“Where do I come from?”
My name family name Graham is probably Scottish, however it is possible my family name originally came from Ireland or England, we just do not know, I am mutt American, we have been in the country since about the 1600-1700, somewhere down the line we forgot to remember. The culture of a family, the family customs, the way of life of our ancestors are not forgotten, I have asked my mother to explain many times, where did you learn to make Potato Soup.
Walking around in Haiti, I see West Africa written on the culture everywhere I go, from the way they smile, the way they eat, drink and live, I feel like I am in an West Africa. I surely hope you do not consider this a bad thing, West Africa is wonderful place.
By the way, I always want to thank the French, what would I do here in Haiti without the Baguette, if the French was around; there is normally some good bread to be found.