Baraka Books will launch Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants, Mission to Haiti, Ecuador and Chile by Claude Lacaille on Wednesday, June 10, at 5:30 pm at the Congrégation Notre-Dame, 2300, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Room 103, Montreal.
These “inspired and inspiring pages,” as Miguel d’Escoto Brockman describes them in his Foreword, are Claude Lacaille’s first-hand account of the oppression and poverty in Haiti, Ecuador, and Chile where dictators and predatory imperialists ruled.
A 37-minute documentary entitled Petites et grandes histoires d’un homme libre (The Long and Short of the Life of a Free Man) will be shown with English subtitles.
“This missionary account grows out of the long tradition established by Simon Bolivar and his appeal for “la Patria Grande,” for a Latin America that is united, in solidarity, and master of its own destiny.” Yves Carrier, Relations, January 2015.
“I dove into the subversive message of Jesus of Nazareth and promised myself that until my last breath, my covenant would be sealed with the oppressed, the marginalized, the impoverished of the world.” Claude Lacaille
Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants, Mission to Haiti, Ecuador and Chile by Claude Lacaille, Foreword by Miguel d’Escoto Brockman, M.M., translated from the French by Casey Roberts
ISBN 978-1-77186-039-0 | 30 B&W photos & illustrations | 232 pages | Pub date June 1
Now available at 25% pre-order discount here.