What’s in store for the future of Haiti’s literature?

Check out this article by Kat, blogger at Kreyolicious.com! She approached several experts about the future of Haitian literature:

  • Dr. Martin Munroe, Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and a professor of French at Florida State University

“I feel there is a more dynamic relation between Haiti and the diaspora, and between Haitian authors inside and outside of the country.”

  • Elsie Augustave, author of The Roving Tree
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Elsie Augustave

“Literature is definitely a reflection of life.”

  • M.J. Fievre, author of half a dozen books and editor of the anthology So Spoke the Earth
M.J. Fievre
M.J. Fievre

“On a thematic level, Haitian literature remains static. Haitian writers continue to favor Haitian politics, history, and stories that invite social change.”

  • Edwidge Danticat, award-winning author of more than a dozen books
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Edwidge Danticat

“I am a voracious reader who will always want more.”

  • Dr. Myriam Chancy, award-winning writer, former professor at Vanderbilt University, author of Framing the Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women and The Scorpion’s Claw
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Myriam Chancy

“Recent trips to Port-au-Prince have revealed a wellspring of productivity.”

  • Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas, author of Clerise of Haiti, a novel
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Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas

“Now more than ever rich, vibrant, and dynamic, Haitian literature appeals to an increasingly larger and diverse audience in Haiti and abroad.”

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