New Book: Haïti parmi les vivants

A collective volume, Haïti parmi les vivants [Haiti among the Living] was edited by Actes Sud in partnership with Le Point magazine and the Atelier Jeudi Soir (of Port-au-Prince) in May, 2010. The sales of the book, which is being sold for 15 euros, will benefit of cultural and educational reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

The book is divided into two parts. The first, “Chroniques de l’après” [Tales of the After], includes texts produced by different writers in the days immediately following the disaster. All have been previously published by Le Point. The second part, Haïti parmi les vivants, includes a variety of pieces—short stories, essays, vignettes, and poems—written by various Haitian authors in French and Haitian Creole. Some of the authors involved here wrote in the immediacy of the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010. Others, in the following weeks, wanted to reveal the impact of this disaster on their lives, their imaginary, their sense of citizenship and identity.  

The writers included in the collection are Sarah Berrouet, Faubert Bolivar, Sophie Boutaud de la Combe, Georges Castera, Syto Cavé, Marc Deloche, Schamma Delva, Olivier Dournon, René Jean-Jumeau, Chantal Kénol, Henri Kénol, Dany Laferrière, Michel Le Bris, Valérye Malebranche, Valérie Marin La Meslée, Kettly Mars, Monique Mesplé-Lassalle, Jean-Euphèle Milcé, Georgia Nicolas, Coralie Placide, Emmelie Prophète, Marc-Endy Simon, Evelyne Trouillot, Lyonel Trouillot, and Jocelyne Trouillot-Lévy.

For more information (in French), see http://www.actes-sud.fr/actualites/haiti-parmi-les-vivants, http://www.actualitte.com/actualite/18603-Haiti-parmi-les-vivants-actes.htm, and http://www.evene.fr/livres/livre/collectif-haiti-parmi-les-vivants-43399.php

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