In this interview, Jan Mapou and MJ Fievre discuss the upcoming ReadCaribbean events at the Miami Book Fair.
Jan Mapou’s bookstore, Libreri Mapou, located in the heart of Little Haiti, in Miami, is also a cultural center, the home of the artists of the well-known Sosyete Koukouy.
ReadCaribbean is an extensive series of readings and panel discussions, highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. It is a Miami Book Fair Year-Round program created with the support of the Green Family Foundation.
In November, the ReadCaribbean programming features extensive Caribbean-specific events, including author presentations, storytelling for children, music and more, plus publishers at Street Fair. When appropriate, author events take place in Creole or French with simultaneous translation into English.
A very special thank you to Jan Mapou, Myrtha Wroy, Jerry Delince, Cergine Cator, and Sherley Louis members of Sosyete Koukouy who collaborate with Miami Book Fair on ReadCaribbean programs, including the Little Haiti Book Festival, that takes place annually in May. Established in 1985, Sosyete Koukouy, is dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States . Their mission is the preservation, perpetuation and presentation of Haitian cultural performances and exhibitions, to Creole and non-Creole-speaking audiences.