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#59: I Am Going Where I Belong - Hans Lindor (REVISED REVIEW)

Synopsis & Book Info:
I Am Going to Where I Belong is a gripping journey through the plight of a once-wealthy immigrant family.
Chriscile Leger, mother of two, is forced to flee her native Haiti with her children after her husband is brutally assassinated during a coup d'etat.
Suddenly without money or possessions, the Legers are forced to relocate to a poor neighborhood in Florida, where they find themselves surrounded by violence, poverty and racism.

Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Enaz Publications
ISBN: 9781592322657
Purchase at Amazon

Author Bio:

Hans Lindor, novelist, screenwriter and playwright, has a singularly unique perspective on life and has earned many accolades for his fiction and poetry.
Hans Lindor has used his extraordinary life experiences to inspire young people, and has given motivational speeches and workshops to students in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Florida, advocating against guns, drugs and violence and giving students hope for rising above hardship and social struggles.

For more information about Hans, you can visit his website at


My Opinion:
All the horrors you have read about impoverished countries really comes to light, in the story of one man's life in Haiti.
Once you get used to the way the author tells a story, you will find yourself immersed in the culture, dialect and even atmosphere of Haiti, during a time that seems to last even now.
What's more than that, is you feel how deep the people of Haiti want more. A better place. Though due to politics, there is always an unrest.
Thankfully this author had an opportunity to attend college and make a life for himself.
At the very beginning of the book, you are pulled into a mess, but by the end of the book you are left feeling like you watched someone grow and fly as a young bird in a nest. Though it's unfortunate he had to leave his homeland to do so. Being someone who loves my home, the place I am from, I empathize. And frankly, it was the author's love for Haiti that shone through all the violence and poverty, which is why I liked it.

*I recently learned from the author this book is not a memoir. It is purely fictional. I believe the author had such a clear and strong voice in the story, which it led me to assume it to be a memoir. A fantastic debut novel to invoke that assumption.*


Recommend? No, as I do think it has a subject and matter that only some would be able to read through.

~I received a copy from Pump Up Your Book. I was not compensated for my opinion.~


  1. I have friends who have been to Haiti to help out and the conditions there are far from good especially after the earthquake. I'm glad this book has a happy ending. I also like books where authors love their homeland and it shines through their writing.

  2. I agree with Laura, I find it refreshing when one can be proud of their homeland even in the midst of struggle and strife.

    Thanks for sharing :-)


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