Remembering 01/12/10

Remembering January 12, 2010: A Multi-Lingual Presentation. Books & Books, in Coral Gables. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 7 PM.


On January 12, 2010, in Haiti, there was a terrible noise of earth shaking and houses cracking. And then the cries of men and women, and a great dust cloud taking Port-au-Prince in its fist.

On January 12, 2013, the Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc. were be at Books & Books, in Coral Gables, to read from the Haiti anthology SO SPOKE THE EARTH.

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.

Readers included Margaret Papillon, Joanne Hyppolite, Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat, Naomie Labaty (Naomiel), Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, M.J. Fievre, Mahalia Solages, and Chantalle Francesca Verna.

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