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Illuminating the Past, Inspiring the Future with the Unedited Voice of Dame Eugenia Charles

—New Alex Bruno Book Offers Unique Insights into the mind of The Iron Lady of the Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica, January 15, 2024—Dominicans and their Caribbean counterparts now have a unique opportunity to delve into the sharp mind and indomitable spirit of their legendary Prime Minister, Dame Eugenia Mary Charles.

The book, ‘Dame Eugenia Unedited’, released by Dominican cultural icon and political scientist Alex “Pawol” Bruno, presents absorbing excerpts from his 1999 interview with Dame Eugenia.

The book chronicles the entire last full-length official interview granted by Eugenia. Bruno said, “I believe it’s vital for Dominicans to learn from Dame Eugenia’s perspectives and reflections. Her inspirational vision and dignified sense of purpose transcend time. I trust that her profound insights shared in this book will serve as an invaluable beacon of inspiration for the people of Dominica and beyond.” The book represents the start of Bruno’s mission to illuminate the rich political history and tradition, and vibrant arts and culture of Dominica.

This includes the production of other books in the Dominica Political Leadership Legacy Series (DPLLS); crafting short biographies of visionary leaders; creating children’s books that delve into the island’s traditions, and producing multi-media visual presentations that encapsulate the strength, diversity, and splendor of Dominican life.

‘Dame Eugenia – Unedited’ is now available for purchase online at Amazon KDP, other popular platforms for eBooks and print-on-demand options, and hard copies are available in Dominica at Jays Bookstore on Independence Street, Roseau, and other book retailers on the island. For more information, please contact the author at https://alexbrunobooks.com/ or email alexbrunobooks@gmail.com.

The official book launch will take place at the University of the West Indies Global Campus, Dominica on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 6 pm.

About the Author

Professor Alex Bruno earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy with a minor in Theatre and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Mr. Bruno was initiated into the Eta Delta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honorary Society (FAU CHAPTER) on December 1, 2016, after his first Master’s Degree. Bruno completed a second Master’s Degree in International Relations (Studies) with a focus on Global Institutions at Florida International University’s (FIU) Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.

The thesis for the second MA is, International Financial Institutions and Caribbean Development: A Comparison of Haiti & Jamaica) examines and discusses the impact of IMF and WB policies on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) measurements in Haiti and Jamaica, and how they possibly hamper the attainment of those countries’ United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

This ties into Bruno’s interest in studying the Caribbean region in line with the identities of the peoples of the Caribbean, both on the Homefront and in the Caribbean Diaspora. Besides Bruno’s countless social and media engagements, he has presented a public lecture on his research, Calypso & Soca: The Journey of Two Musical Genres in Dominica, at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus – Dominica, on February 14, 2014.

He also lectured on his research findings as follows: Mandela, Marley, Garvey, and King: Four Different Voices; One Main Cause: Philosophical Concepts of Equal Rights which transcends all Borders, at Florida Atlantic University in 2014 and the Concept of the American Dream: its epistemology and propensity for continuance as a metaphor for the unique American sovereign principle. The latter was presented on September 13, 2011, at Florida Atlantic University’s House Chambers in Boca Raton, FL. Bruno also researched and presented a public Lecture on; The Philosophy of Livity and the Key to Longevity: The Dominican Centenarian Perspective.

This presentation was given at the University of The West Indies (Dominica Open Campus) on November 5 -7, 2009. Professor Bruno has presented at other seminars and conferences like the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA) in 2016 and 2023 respectively. He is faculty advisor for the Student Government Association (SGA) on the Palm Beach Gardens Campus, and faculty sponsor for the Palm Beach State College (PBSC) National Model United Nations (NMUN) program.

Alex is passionate about studying the Caribbean region and exploring the identities of the peoples of the Caribbean, both in Dominica and the Caribbean Diaspora. The author is on a quest to document such passion and interest in researchable material. The public can expect more publications in the future.