The Grinder

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About the author:
Lee Rainboth is a visual artist, nonprofit manager, traveler, and storyteller. He is a cofounder of Living Media International and currently serves as the organization's Executive Director. He lives in Mizak, Haiti where outside of the nonprofit he also sings, writes, and performs with a rap group, Prophetie Squad, and manages a soccer team, L'Union. He is the creator and author of The Green Mango Blog, a site dedicated to thoughts on international service and living based on his experiences in Haiti and elsewhere.

The Grinder

One Community's Journey Through Pain and Hope from the Great Haiti Earthquake

Authored by Lee Rainboth

The Grinder provides a glimpse into the lives beyond the news cameras of a number of interconnected survivors in the mountains of southern Haiti during and after the earthquake of January 12, 2010. The sacred spirit of community, brotherhood, and solidarity is discovered by these people as each one tells their story of "what they lived" drawing them closer together to find a healing strength in their relationships to each other. One American who finds himself there with them during and after the disaster collects their stories and shares his own as it gets knitted into the fabric of the community.

Included in the book are images of artwork from artists that live in the area that creates the setting of the story. Many of these artists themselves have their stories told in the book. The Grinder also explores themes of religion and humanitarian aid as all who are affected search for answers but find only questions and search for help only to find that the best solutions are ones they create themselves as a community.

A portion of the profits from the sales of The Grinder will go back to support the community programs of Living Media International.

Publication Date:
1492104906 / 9781492104902
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Caribbean & West Indies / General

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