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ISBN: 0292712022
Author: Jean-Robert Cadet
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr; First Edition edition (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 182
Category: Ethnic & National
Subcategory: Biography
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In this memoir, Jean-Robert Cadet recounts the harrowing story of his youth as a restavec, as well as his inspiring climb to middle-class American life. He vividly describes what it was like to be an unwanted illegitimate child "staying with" a well-to-do family whose physical and emotional abuse was sanctioned by Haitian society. He also details his subsequent life in the United States, where, despite American racism, he put himself through college and found success in the Army, in business, and finally in teaching.

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Jean-Robert Cadet, an author and former child laborer, describes his own childhood experience and his work with Haitian "restavecs". Inhumane Child Labor Conditions Persist In Haiti.

African slaves in Haiti emancipated themselves from French rule in 1804 and created the independent black republic in the Western Hemisphere. But they reinstituted slavery for the most vulnerable members of Haitian society -- the children of the poor -- by using them as unpaid servants to the wealthy. These children were -- and still are -- restavecs, a French term whose literal meaning of "staying with" disguises the unremitting labor, abuse, and denial of education that characterizes the children's lives.In this memoir, Jean-Robert Cadet recounts the harrowing story of his youth as a restavec, as well as his inspiring climb to middle-class American life. He vividly describes what it was like to be an unwanted illegitimate child "staying with" a well-to-do family whose physical and emotional abuse was sanctioned by Haitian society. He also details his subsequent life in the United States, where, despite American racism, he put himself through college and found success in the Army, in business, and finally in teaching.

Comments:

Akir
This autobiography is intense and at times is hard to read. The author tells of his childhood as a domestic servant/slave in a Haitian household where he was mistreated and abused. Miraculously he was able to survive, and the book ends with his adult life and an examination of the ongoing struggle for love and self acceptance.
Thetahuginn
After hearing Mr. Cadet on Oprah, I didn't stop until I ordered his book. I could not put this book down once I started reading it... it was truly a book filled with so many graphic details and the emotions that were evoked were feelings of anger, pity, empahty and sympathy that I never knew existed within me. While, I am not from Haiti I just couldn't help feeling such empathy for the children and people of Haiti who were/are exposed to this type of existence. In 2007 it amazes me that slavery, in any form, exists in the world. This book haunts at the reader to examine him/herself and see what can he/she contribute towards the world whereby the end result will be equality for all mankind. My heart goes out to all of the Jean Robert-Cadets in the world. At the same time I wonder how could his father have loved his mother so much that he would allow such treatment of his child, especially, once he was made aware of his circumstances. As for the people who contributed towards the hell of a life that Mr. Cadet experienced as a child and took that luggage into adulthood...they should know that Karma is alive, well and active.
This book, touches any and all emotions of the reader, it enlightens and paints a vivid picture of what some children have to endure on a daily basis. This book is definitely a wake up call for all people of the world to come to our senses and treat people with dignity. It brings home the fact that we are all products of our environment and we must cherish our most prized possessions, our children of the world. We, as adults, must realize that they are innocent and it should be a reasonable expectation of them to think that at the very least we will provide and protect them. I applaud the steps that Mr.Cadet with the assistance of God and his wife is taking to conquer the strong holds that his childhood put upon him.
Keep the faith Mr. Cadet and break the cycle. Life is too precious to not live it to the fullest. Continue to look towards the hills from which cometh your help...

I have been educated and taught a lesson that will never be forgotten simply from reading this book. This lesson that one will get from this book crosses all color lines. We as a people have to raise up and do to others as we would want done to us and our love ones.
Vut
One of the best books I've ever read. Jean-Robert's writing style is conversational, he didn't try to impress the reader with words. This is a story of a young boy who was treated worse than a household pet, yet he maintained his childhood wonder and curiosity about the world around him. His key to success....a willingness to do whatever was necessary to take him a step further away from the stigma of being a Restavec. I love stories of triumph and this book definitely earned all five stars.
breakingthesystem
Well written novel. The rating five star is because the author written a phenomenal true story about himself. From the beginning I could not put the book down that alone tells me that the book is going to be good. I was eager to conclude the book to know what happen to Mr. cadet. I am from Haiti I have heard of "restavec" but, I never know exactly what restavec children had to endure. All Haitian families need to be aware of what they had done and still doing to children of whom cannot help themselves. This book is truly is an eye opener for me. Thank you Mr. Cadet.
BlackBerry
I got this book in the mail on 7/12 at 6:00 pm. I could not stop reading it, even though I had a social to attend (took it with me) and finally fell asleep around 12:30 am. Woke up at 4 to finish it. I could not put it down. To think that what I read is all true is just overwhelming. I am encouraged by his triumph over his life struggles, but still understanding of his daily battle to fight feeling of insecurity and inferiority.

If you need a new appreciation for life or a reason to strive for more, read this book. Someone who has suffered greatly has had enough victory to encourage you to do better.
Mataxe
Restavec is a story that will stay with you long after you have put it down. While you may be familiar with the stories of poverty and political disruptions that have peppered media coverage of Haiti, this story tells a less publicized crime: child slavery. Heartbreaking and disturbing, the book is completely enthralling; you won't be able to put it down. Must read for anyone interested in the history and culture of Haiti...and her people.
Welahza
This book is a real eye opener. Society uses a lot of ink telling the story of slavery but here is a story that is truly told in the first person. This telling not only describes the physical horrors of slavery but exposes the lasting psychological scars also. A riveting expose' of contemporary slavery in the Western hemisphere that is still going on today.
It opened my eyes to the reasons that Haiti cannot seem to get ahead. It is amazing how a person could treat a child like Florence treated Bobby, and that Bobby, in spite of the miserable life he had as a child slave, realized that an education was important and fought to get one. So many children in the U.S. today don't want and don't realize just how important this is.

The author not only managed to survive all his hardships growing up, but managed to graduate from a university here in the States, served in the military, and got his Master's degree

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