Earth of Existence is a poetic memoir of a child growing up with two overarching cultures of influence prodding author Ederson Lambert’s existence. He was born in Haiti, lived there shortly as a child until ten, and afterward immigrated to the United States, where life took a considerable change. It was fast and it was surreal. He found himself living in a poor urban neighborhood where many struggles and obstacles would present themselves as living barriers in his life. There were joyous occasions and there were terrible ones when he felt like life was not meant living. He believes that through his faith, his personal strength, and through the people who would come to be placed in his life helped and allowed him to find the inner talent in himself and eventually the avenue that would find him on a path to a successful life. He is not a rich man, not a famous person nor an influential individual making an incredible impact on the lives of people, but he believes that his words may help someone who isn’t worthy in the eyes of society to find some hope by reading these pages. Maybe his poetry will relate. Maybe his essays or the short stories of when he was down and out will help them to see that their situation is not as bad as they imagine. He may not be some prolific writer with big words to bedazzle English majors, but he knows that his words will impact someone somewhere on this Earth enough to give them hope that they too can have a voice someday.
His latest work Black Children Cannot Wait, picks up where his memoir ended. This title is about overcoming circumstance, no matter the background and achieving success in spite of overwhelming challenges of culture and environment. This is a plea, a love letter to young black children, minority children as well as adults in America and abroad to not allow themselves the excuse to fail. It implores the youth to rise above the status quo and to reach for success. It is a plea and a blueprint for parents to start early in their attempts to rear and steer their children in the right path of education in order to have a fighting chance. His experiences of growing up in Miami, Florida where he faced and overcame many hardships inspired him to write. Lastly his tenure as a Chief in the United States Navy helped developed his leadership and incredible drive to want to help others succeed. That drive is what pushed him to want to give back to his community. This book is dedicated to the idea of making the world a better place by articulating the need for education, preparation for opportunity in order for young urban youths to lead successful lives. This book is titled Black Children Cannot Wait, but should be called “disenfranchised,” Children Cannot Wait for a helping hand.
The best short book today on leadership. A self-reflection of the person in the mirror. A simple easy to follow guide on how to envision and mold yourself as the kind of leader others will want to follow. Leadership should not scare you, rather it should embolden you and it should endow you with confidence to be the kind of leader others willingly follow by being brilliant on the simplicities of self- leadership.
Salt and Earth is about the human race and how struggle, love and pain knows no bounds. It is a reflection of the deep and complicated human nature that we struggle with. It is a telling of love, pain, adversity, failure, all the things we fall short of that makes us less proud of who we dream and imagine ourselves to be. It is a poetry book of all the things that puts us at odds with the Earth. An exposé of our deference with nature, with each other, with feelings we are afraid to reconcile because the price for revealing our shame and admitting to ourselves that we should be better to each other is too high. This poetry book is about humanity hiding from its truth without ever being humble enough to recognize that the people we are hurting most are our love ones, ourselves and the Earth.
A product of the vibrant Haitian Caribbean nation of Haiti, author Ederson Lambert is an individual who has been influenced by many overarching cultures and experiences. It all started when Ederson Lambert migrated to the United States at the tender age of 9 with his his sister and brother. He lived his very early years in the small Florida town of Immokalee, near Naples where he attended several elementary schools starting with Pinecrest elementary, and then on to Lake Trafford elementary. After living with his aunt and Grandmother, his mother decided to leave Immokalee in order to find better work opportunities in the big city. So she up and moved to Miami with her three children. Ederson was going in the 6th grade that year and went on to attend North Dade Middle School while living in neighborhood of Opa Locka with his aunt before moving permanently to Little Haiti, a predominantly Haitian section of Miami. Growing up in the inner city streets of Miami were needless to say challenging for Ederson and his family, but he never stopped believing in his dreams. He was determined to not be a statistic of his environment. His upbringing in those years were tough, but his drive and perseverance allowed him to overcome those many challenges and which eventually propelled him to a 20 year career in the US Navy. A US Navy Veteran who grew up in Miami, Florida in the Little Haiti Community, Ederson’s experiences there has made him an advocate for those who are going through the challenges he has faced in the past. Little Haiti is a neighborhood which he loves and is rooted in even today when he is distant from Miami. Ederson can be said to be a true son of his native Haiti and her people. He graduated from Miami Beach Sr. High School in 2000 and joined the Navy shortly afterwards. His struggles taught him the value of hard work and earning your keep. His career is distinguished and his dedication has made him a leader and a man respected by his peers and his community. He is an Alumni of Southern Illinois University (SIU) and did his undergrad studies in Human Resource, Workforce Education and Development. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black belt and a career Naval Logistician. His published books include his memoir; Earth of Existence, a poetic journey of growing up in Miami, Face of Leadership, Black Children Cannot Wait, Modern Cave and the sultry Poetry Book titled Salt & Earth.