Every Life Makes a Story Djo has a story Once he was one of Titids boys, a vital member of Father Jean-Bertrand Aristides election team, fighting to overthrow military dictatorship in Haiti. Now he is barely alive, the victim of a political firebombing. Jeremie has a story Convent-educated Jeremie can climb out of the slums of Port-au-Prince.
But she is torn between her mothers hopes and her own wishes for herself ... and for Haiti. Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide has a story A dream of a new Haiti, one in which every person would have a decent life ... a house with a roof ... clean water to drink ... a good plate of rice and beans every day ... a field to work in. At Aristides request, Djo tells his story to Jeremie for Titid believes in the power of all of their stories to make change.
As Jeremie listens to Djo, and to her own heart, she knows that they will begin a new story, one that is all their own, together. In the hospital after being beaten by Macoutes, seventeen-year-old Djo tells the story of his impoverished life to a young woman who, like him, has been working with the social reformer Father Aristide to fight the repression in Haiti.