Jan 22, 2011. 4:00 p.m.
Edwidge Danticat will be at Books & Books Coral Gables on January 22, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. reading and signing her recent book Haiti Noir, with contributing writers M.J. Fievre and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel.
Presented in collaboration with MOCA and Project Medishare. MOCA is currently hosting an exhibition of 75 photographs taken by Bruce Weber from 2003 to 2010 titled, Haiti/Little Haiti. In it, Weber has captured images of a dynamic, diverse and evolving community.
FEATURING Brand-new stories by: Edwidge Danticat, Rodney Saint-Éloi, M.J. Fievre, Gary Victor, Kettly Mars, Evelyne Trouillot, Marvin Victor, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Josaphat-Robert Large, Marie Lily Cerat, Louis-Phillipe Dalembert, Madison Smart Bell, Katia D. Ulysse, Nadine Pinede, Yanick Lahens, Mark Kurlansky, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, & Patrick Sylvain.
Haiti has a tragic history and continues to be one of the most destitute places on the planet, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake. Here, however, Edwidge Danticat reveals that even while the subject matter remains dark, the caliber of Haitian writing is of the highest order.
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, and the novel-in-stories The Dew Breaker. 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. She is a 2009 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant and lives in Miami.
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