Promoting So Spoke the Earth (“Ainsi parla la terre“) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The anthology will be released August 31.

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So Spoke the Earth is a multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti that explores its past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants—both native and non-native—over the past four decades. Featuring the accounts of both Haitian and non-Haitian writers and their attempts to grapple with the impact left on them by their personal experiences with the island-nation, the anthology presents each work in its original language: English, French and Haitian-Creole. Through various narratives and poems, the literary legacy and unique history of the island are highlighted in content and style.

I’m very grateful to my sister and agent in Haiti, Nathalie Fievre-Belizaire, CEO of Beta Communications (Betacom). When I told her that most of the funds raised through the sale of the book would be used to organize a free writing workshop for emerging Haitian authors, she was relentless in contacting radio and TV hosts.

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