Michel-Ange Hyppolite, a.k.a. Kaptenn Koukourouj, was born in Hati in
1953. He lives in the Gatineau-Ottawa region since 1984. Teacher, writer,
poet, he is a tireless defender of Haitian Creole. It is Hyppolite who
successfully convinced the Ontario Ministry of Education to include
Haitian Creole as a second language in its program.
holds a bachelor degree in biology from the University of Jersey City and a
Masters in Education from the University of Ottawa. He currently
teaches general sciences and biology at Gloucester High School in Ottawa.
Despite his teaching load, he takes every opportunity to devote his free time
between literary works and the cultural and educational mentoring of
youths in the Gatineau -Ottawa community.
Michel-Ange Hyppolite is also a
recognized literary critic. He has on numerous occasions traveled to
major cities to deliver conferences on Haitian literature and Haitian Creole.
He has collaborated with various Haitian newspapers and magazines.
Co-founder of Sosyete Koukouy Canada whose mandate is to showcase and defend
Haiti's Creole language.