On Saturday, September 19, at 1:00pm Haiti Cultural Exchange inaugurates their Fall-Winter Season: Revolisyon/Revolution with an event featuring author Gina Athena Ulysse, who will discuss her new book Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post Quake Chronicle [see previous post New Book—“Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle” .] The discussion will take place at Grand Army Plaza Library – DWECK Center, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Gina Athena Ulysse: A professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University, feminist anthropologist and performance artist, Gina Ulysse embarked on a writing spree that lasted over two years. As an ethnographer and a member of the Diaspora, Ulysse delivers critical cultural analysis of geopolitics and daily life in a series of dispatches, op-eds and articles on post-quake Haiti. Her complex yet singular aim is to make sense of how the nation and its subjects continue to negotiate sovereignty and being in a world where, according to a Haitian saying, tout moun se moun, men tout moun pa menm (All people are human, but all humans are not the same). This collection contains thirty pieces, most of which were previously published in Haitian Times, Huffington Post, Ms Magazine, Ms Blog, NACLA, and other print and online venues. The book is trilingual (English, Kreyòl, and French) and includes a foreword by award-winning author and historian Robin D. G. Kelley.
She is the author of Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica, and guest editor of e-misférica’s “Caribbean Rasanblaj” issue.
To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website at http://www.ginaathenaulysse.com/