Hope Anew: Asefi, a Restav├Ęk, the Phoenix of Haiti Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated cultural heritage fiction book from Wilmington, NC, author Jean J. Telusma.

Wilmington, NC, July 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Asefi, a Restavèk, the Phoenix of Haiti: A nation's dream carried on a slave girl's shoulders by Jean J. Telusma. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the cultural heritage fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/asefithegirlslave was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

A nine-year-old girl, Asefi, leaves her village to live with a family in Port-au-Prince. Her parents have great hope that she will receive a good education and the opportunities that do not exist in the village. However, when she arrives, she receives the most unimaginable treatment that a child could ever have.

She becomes a restavèk, a child in servitude, and does not know anyone in Port-au-Prince to save her from her oppressors. There are days in her very young life that death seems to be the better choice.

However, there is hope for Asefi. An unexpected rescuer shows her the way out of servitude. She emerges from the ashes to become the hope of a nation and on her shoulders, she will carry the Haitian dream.

222 pages in length, Asefi, a Restavèk, the Phoenix of Haiti: A nation's dream carried on a slave girl's shoulders is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the cultural heritage fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Asefi, a Restavèk, the Phoenix of Haiti meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, Asefi, a Restavèk, the Phoenix of Haiti can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 9781432771560

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/asefithegirlslave.

About the author:

Jean J. Telusma was born in a remote rural area in the South of Haiti. After completing secondary school, he studied medicine. As a young physician, he worked extensively in regions of great need and became a strong leader in the Haitian healthcare system. He later relocated to the United States to live with his family. While there, he passed the required board exams and completed training to earn his license to practice medicine. He is now a U. S. board certified physician and works in the field of clinical research at a large global organization in North Carolina.

Jean was never a restavèk, but he had witnessed the lives of young children in servitude in Haiti for years. During the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, in which over 250,000 people died, Jean lost one of his brothers and a friend, engineer-agronomist Aspil, as well as many other friends. This book is dedicated to the memory of his brother and the many Haitians who perished in the earthquake.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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