A post by Peter Jordens.

The 34th Miami Book Fair, which takes place November 12-19, 2017 at Miami Dad College in downtown Miami, Florida, continues the ReadCaribbean program introduced in 2016. See our previous posts ReadCaribbean at the Miami Book Fair 2016 and The 33rd Annual Miami Book Fair Adds a New Focus on Caribbean Literature. ReadCaribbean is the official Caribbean-specific program created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Lit Fest, ReadJamaica, Ayiti Images, and the Consulate-General of France in Miami, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Green Family Foundation.

ReadCaribbean events:

Saturday, November 18

Race, Identity and Politics in Latin America (Cuba, Dominican Republic)

Devyn Spence Benson, Danielle Clealand, Andrea Queeley, and Milagros Ricourt

Haiti: Sovereignty & Ownership

Michael Deibert, Robert Fatton Jr., Robert Maguire, and Chantalle F. Verna

Caribbean Voices in Circulation (Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Jamaica)

Kaiama Glover, Aliyyah Eniath Hosein, Helen Klonaris, and Kei Miller

Trinidad Noir: The Classics

Robert Antoni, Barbara Jenkins, Shani Mootoo, and Elizabeth Nunez.

80th Anniversary Session of the 1937 Anti-Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic: Reflections on the Past on behalf of the Future

Edwidge Danticat, Anne Eller, Edward Paulino, and Lorgia García-Peña

Sunday, November 19

Pwezi: Vwa Kreyòl / Poetry: Haitian Creole Voices in Circulation

Indran Amirthanayagam, Emmanuel Eugène, Hilario Batista Félix

Voix de la Caraïbe / “Caribbean: Illuminate!” (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Haiti, Martinique)

Alfred Alexandre, Mireille Jean-Gilles, Yanick Lahens, and Jose “Stonko” Lewest

Ayiti: Eritaj Politik Ewo Istorik Nou yo / Political Legacy of Our Historical Heroes

Bayyinah E. Bello, Anthony M. Georges-Pierre, and Clarens Renois

ReadCaribbean Presents Poets from Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad

Shara McCallum, Philip Nanton, and Mervyn Taylor

ReadCaribbean Presents Mervyn Morris in Conversation with Kwame Dawes

Moderated by Geoffrey Philp

Tansyon nan Verite Listwa Ayiti / Tensions in the Truths of Haitian History

Jocelyn David, Fritz Deshommes, and Dr. Jean Fils-Aimé

Source: 2017 Miami Book Fair Schedule,


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