Evenson Dufour is currently studying political science at Florida International University. In 2008-2009, he was placed on the Dean’s List and on the President’s Academic Honor List for excellent academic achievement at the end of spring term at Palm Beach State College. He studied social sciences at State University of Haiti. He has a certificate of proficiency in accounting and business mathematics from Ecole de Commerce Julien Craan, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He graduated from an English-as-a-second-language program and an electrician’s program from Professional Career Development Institute, Atlanta, Georgia; he also has had a license in real estate since 2005. He is the author of the books The Words of a New Literature, Compilation Samples of Essays and Paragraphs for College Students; President Obama and his Three Main Conservative Opponents: Who’s right? Who’s wrong?; Dreams: an Incomprehensible Aspect of Communication. In 2009, he worked as a supplemental instructor at Palm Beach Community College. In 1995, he started his career as a fiscal taxes inspector in the city of Delmas, Haiti. In 1998, he worked as a dean and a teacher for eleventh and twelfth grades in Ecole Freres Gilot, Carrefour, Haiti. In 2005, one of his poems, “A Sunshine in the World,” was published in the Great Poems of the Western World Anthology Excellence in Poetry Series.
The Story for my Book "The First and Last Kiss"
Writing the story in this book was a responsibility that I took on my shoulders to denounce the abuses against girls, kids, and very young teenagers around the world. I had to set an incomparable commitment to realize this book project because this is my fourth book in about seven months. My everyday life changed throughout the time that I committed to write this book: I neglected to watch my favorite TV programs, go to social activities, and talk a lot about politics with my friends. In light of the fact that my life was quite changed, I was determined nonetheless to write this book about a true story that I witnessed and experienced in my life when I was very young. I needed courage to deal with the vivid and nostalgic facts that I penned down in this book. My famous collaborator, during the writing of this book, was my memory, which didn’t make me dig or stretch it too much in order to remember most of the facts, events that I experienced with my friend Yvalia. This was crucial for me to bring back everything exactly as it happened more than ten years ago, and found the way to start the first chapter appropriately wasn’t easy. You, my dear reader, who have this book in your hands now, will judge my performance on putting this story together. I was able to become a perfect unlicensed psychologist from the process because I had to concentrate on drawing Yve out, which I did impeccably. I freely reduced the time that I should spend with my family and rearranged my schedule to make this project become a reality. When I couldn’t remember some facts, I took a walk outside my community by the lake so that I could regain my concentration in contact with nature. Most of the times, this strategy worked well for me. I added a little literary flavor for my readers: two or three easy-to-read poems that are not out of the context of the story in this book. Also, I added many great quotes or ideas about friendship.
Constantly taking a walk by the lake, almost every day, was very helpful and especially indispensable when I was editing my own writing. I edited myself because I wanted once more to prove that I don’t want to be a slave of someone else’s corrections, and I still believe that someone like me who wants to become one of the best writers in my time, before I even have a PhD, should be able to correct his own text. That does not mean I am not wise enough to accept others who can prove their abilities of corrections or suggestions because it’s obvious that I am not perfect. I still need to keep improving my skills in a language that’s not my maternal language, but I know you will appreciate my effort. I am a profound thinker, and that is the reason I am trying to become a much better writer every single day, hour, and minute. Many characters’ names in this book are not real, and I changed their real names because of some sensitive aspects in this true story. No suggestions from other persons have been incorporated in this book because I wanted the final product to be 100% real.
I stayed wide awake until sometimes two or three A.M. almost every day for about one month while I was writing this book. During the day, I was sitting at my desk, pencil in hand, wondering how I was going to put this story together. I was completely absorbed by the time.
For many of my teenage years, I never thought about whether I was going to be a real respectful friend for a girl. Maybe more honestly, I didn’t think I could be friend with a girl without sexual implication. As first a child and then a young man, I admired friendship when I saw others or heard them talk about how wonderful a good friendship can be or read about how friendship with the opposite sex can be enjoyable and joyful. Don’t get me wrong, this didn’t mean that I didn’t have friends at all. But, true friendship with a girl like the one I was going to develop with Yvalia was like a new world for me. These five bold font words in the preceding sentence are big words. Yes, they’re Powerful, Intimidating, and Splendid. These are words for heroes, for those who brave the impossible, who can control the part of their bodies below the belly button, and make the real difference between friendship and relationship with the opposite sex.
Armed with my enthusiasm and good intention as a self-described “protector,” I set out to write The First and Last Kiss; this book talks about how people of opposite sexes can benefit from a true friendship, but this book also explains the story of a seven-year-old girl abused by her oldest brother. I began the story with the circumstance that led to my wonderful friendship with Yvalia.
1)President Obama and His Three Main Conservative Opponents:
Obama Facing Three Conservative Gurus
2)Compilation: Samples of Essays and Paragraphs for College Students (Second edition with corrections)
Reading, movie, writing, exercising, theater, literature, philosophy
I support all efforts that contribute to say no to all types of abuses against young children.
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