“Yon ti koze ak sè m” the international edition features text in Kreyòl Ayisyen, French and English. Available wherever fine books are sold.


(Miami, FL) January 20, 2017 – Actress and filmmaker Gessica Généus unveils the international edition of his first book “Yon ti koze ak sè m” (Édition Delince; ISBN 9781944556303; $19.99; on sale January 21, 2017), an exploration of love, spirituality and relationships. The international edition is presented in trade paperback and contains the original Kreyòl Ayisyen, French texts and a new English translation. 

Généus is widely lauded as one of Haiti’s most accomplished stars for her work in films such as Everything But a Man, Bird People, Les amours d'un zombi, Le president a-t-il le sida, Cousines and Barikad. “Yon ti koze ak sè m”, is a continuation of her screen work, exploring the many facets of the female experience. This book was born of a series of deeply personal conversations with her little sister presented in a tone readily accessible by women worldwide. 

Each section begins with a statement of observation offer presented in a proverb. From this Launchpad, Gessica offers very frank experiences on various topics culled from her personal experiences. Readers are offered these reflections in a generally loving tone punctuated by candid ‘tough love’ when appropriate. This is a book that perhaps for the first time in non-fiction terms offers a glimpse into the lives of contemporary Haitian women in a manner that will resonate with women’s experiences worldwide.

Je me suis mise à faire des résumés de tout ce qu’on se disait, moi et ma sœur Mélissa. Les résumés de toutes mes observations. De tout ce que moi j’avais vécu quand j’avais treize ans. Parce que j’ai mené énormément de combats pour en être là aujourd’hui. Ce « là » qui n’est même pas encore ce là où je veux être... Mais qui est ce mirage qui me permet d’avancer avec motivation…
— Gessica Généus
I began to summarize all that was said between me and my sister Melissa. Summaries of all my observations and what I had experienced since the age of thirteen. I’ve fought a great deal of challenges to get here today. I am advancing towards a “there” that is not even a true destination ... it is a mirage that motivates me to advance.
— Gessica Généus
Working with Gessica on this tri-lingual was an unveiling of her deeply personal yet universal perspectives on love, society and matters of the spirit. On screen Gessica is flawlessly capable of inhabiting the spirits of her various characters. On the page, she lays bare a map of her journey thus far, provides insights for her sister and becons the reader to chart new paths.
— Jerry Delince, Publisher

About Gessica Généus

Gessica Généus is a director and actress living in Port au Prince, Montreal and Paris. She is considered one of the finest actresses in Haitian cinema. After completing film studies in Paris, she formed Ayizan Productions and created “NOU VIZAJ”, a series of portraits of the great contemporary figures in contemporary Haitian society.

About Édition Delince

Édition Delince is a family owned publisher of great books since 1967.  We proudly publish compelling multi-lingual books in English, French and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen).