Haiti Cultural Exchange Presents “Haiti Noir 2: The Classics” with Edwidge Danticat


Co-presented by HCX and MoCADA, join Akashic Books and the Brooklyn Public Library for a special reading and discussion with writer Edwidge Danticat on this new collection of contemporary works by some of Haiti’s leading literary voices—Haiti Noir 2: The Classics. This event will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library (Main Branch), located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York.

Description: Haiti Noir 2: The Classics is the continuation of the original best-selling Haiti Noir. This new volume collects the true classics of Haitian literature—both short stories and excerpts from longer works—and will be an integral piece to the understanding of how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she follows on the success of the original first volume.

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the editor of Haiti Noir, Haiti Noir 2: The Classics, and the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and the novel-in-stories The Dew Breaker. She has also written several young adult novels and a travel narrative, After the Dance: A Walk through Carnival in Jacmel. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant and she lives in Miami with her husband and two daughters. HCX Collaborations work to engage our community and other institutions to further positive and critical conversations of culture. This Collaboration promises to be a great night of moving readings and engagement where members of the Haitian community and literary enthusiasts can enjoy a discussion of new works written by some of Haiti’s leading voices in literature.

See more at: http://haiticulturalx.org/program-02

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