This series on Haitian writers in North America will feature readings and discussions in English by practitioners working in the continent. These poets and novelists are the purveyors of a new kind of literature of profound significance to Haiti and the Diaspora. No longer bound by narrow nationalist conventions that historically constrained literary production, these works have emerged newly animated by an insistence on the imaginative interrogation of such subjects as race, gender, class, and national identity. While Haiti serves as the national site of creative inquiry, the works of these authors exceeds those borders to treat the complex geography of the New World. Indeed, this cohort of writers represents an important part of Haitiís new trans-national community.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 6:30 pm
New York University
110 W. 3rd Street (between Sullivan and MacDougal Streets)
New York, NY
His first novel How To Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired was turned in a highly regarded film. He has since completed ten novels of his 'American Autobiography' of which the most prominent titles in English translation are An Aroma of Coffee, The Cry of Maddened Birds and Down Among the Dead Men. He is also a well-known television producer in Quebec where he now lives.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP at 212-998-2130.
Institute of African-American Affairs
New York University
269 Mercer Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10003
212-998-2130 Email: email@example.com
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