My book, a summer in Haiti, was written during my six weeks in Haiti, in which I explored the history of the defeat of slavery.
The research I did there enabled me to compose the music for my first opera, The Kingdom, based on Alejo Carpentier's novel
The Kingdom of This World. Details of the production of The Kingdom in Amsterdam, and its subsequent tour of Holland,
are available on my Ocatillo Audiovisual website.
My music score of The Kingdom is stored in the Special Collections section of the library of the University of Amsterdam.
Ocatillo published a summer in Haiti in July 2023.