Apr 25, 2011

Book Review: I'm Going Where I Belong by Hans Lindor

I Am Going Where I Belongby Hans Lindor
Paperback: 150 pages. Enaz Publications; 1st edition (February 25, 2011)
Source: Pump Up Your Book Promotions
Genre: fiction, immigrant fiction. Objective rating: 4 out of 5

"I don't like it when you hang out with these people. It's scary to me. I had a bad dream last night. You know what it means 'le-wreve ou pedi dan' ('When you dream about losing teeth')."
"It means death or someone close to you is about to die. Ma, you don't have to worry about anything. Death is scared of me," I joked, just to brush away my mother's fear. (ch. 8)
Comments: A heartbreaking story of a wealthy family forced to leave Haiti after a military coup and the death of the father. Their life in America becomes a struggle for survival and acceptance, and a longing on the part of the mother to return home to Haiti. The novel chronicles the life of the family, a desperate search to find stability and a final place to belong.

Product Description: "I am Going 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 country with her children after her husband is brutally assassinated during a coup d'etat. "I am Going Where I Belong" is filled with heartrending turns of fate that, through their believability, make each character vibrantly engaging for the reader."
About the author, from Amazon: "Hans Lindor, novelist, screenwriter and playwright, has a unique perspective on life and has earned many accolades for his fiction and poetry. He has used his extraordinary life experiences to inspire, and has given motivational speeches and workshops to students, advocating against guns, drugs and violence and giving students hope for rising above hardship and social struggles."

This book tour is sponsored by Pump Up Your Book Promotions, which provided a review copy of the novel.

For an excellent interview with the author, see Freda's Voice.


  1. This does sound heartbreaking. It's difficult to leave your native country by choice.

  2. I read another review of this one and thought it sounded like a great book even though the content would be tough to read...it's important!

  3. This is the first time I have heard about this book - it sounds very interesting! Thanks for linking it up to the Immigrant Stories Challenge!


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