Here is a presentation of the 22th edition of Livres en Folie in Haiti.
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the official launching ceremony of the 22nd edition of "Livres En Folie" or "Books on Fire" took place at the Historical Park of the Sugarcane, in Tabarre. It is the largest annual book fair in Haiti. This edition of book fair has been dedicated to the honor of Marie Vieux Chauvet (September 16, 1916 to June 19, 1973). She was a Haitian novelist, poet and playwright. Her works focus on every aspect of Haitian life-- class, society, women, family, economy, politics and many others. Provisional President Jocelerme Privert accompanied by his wife Ginette Michaud Privert visited the fair on Thursday, May 26th. He praised the efforts of the organizers for organizing this event continuously, for last 22 years. He mentioned this fair as an excellent meeting place for the authors, publishers, readers and intellectuals and congratulated all the participants to make this event a success.
Here is a picture of Dr Rony Gilot at the 21st édition of Livres en folie.At the Cane a Sucre Historical Park
For two days, June 19 and 20, the 20th edition of the book fair "Books on Fire" was held at the historic Cane Sugar Park, Port-au-Prince. Where everyone irrespective of their class and creed was present and they were happy to browse and stroll within an atmosphere of perfect communion. There were readers, authors, parliamentarians, foreign diplomats, politicians and other personalities of the society present in the fair; they met to chat, exchange ideas, allowed to get their picture taken. More than 160 authors were present and nearly 2,000 titles were displayed. It is one of the most important cultural events in the Caribbean and Americas. In 2013, the fair received over 13,000 footfalls. The Regional Office of the OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) in the Caribbean organized "Francophone Quiz" where hundreds of people participated and won many prizes.
The third Annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair to be held in Little Haiti.
On Thursday, May 21, the European Union with a funding of € 437,000 and support from the local communal board of Bizoton and the Association of Progressive Citizens for advancement and Country Reconstruction (ACPARP) and César Foundation for the Weak of Haiti (FCPFH) has launched a project on "drinking water supply and sanitation in the localities of Fonds-Brache, Grand Caille and Bel-Air". The project will initially allow the locals to have access to better quality of water through the sanitation of the nearest source of Chaud'eau which serves all of these localities. The total project is expected to be completed within a period of 30 months. During the launching ceremony, Javier Nino Perez, the Ambassador of EU has said, the EU promotes all inclusive development approach which concretely improves the living conditions of the most vulnerable segments of the population by providing essential services.
The Internationally renowned Chef Nadege Fleurimond is on visit in Haiti sponsored by the Public Diplomacy Office of the United States Embassy
Haitian Chef Fleurimond teaching Cooking and Business Skills to Entrepreneurs
Celebrated Haitian chef Nadege Fleurimond is coming to Haiti to talk about fusion cuisine while conducting cooking sessions and workshops for schools and women's groups. She will also teach participants about sanitation practices, marketing, and customer service to help them run their businesses.
Fleurimond has catered for many American celebrities including Stephen Colbert, Dr. Oz, and Viveca Fox. Fleurimond will be signing copies of "Haiti Uncovered" at La Reserve Restaurant.
Here is the only book released so far by President Michel Martelly.
Michel Martelly sale-signing of his autobiography book
Meet the author, Michel Martelly. Doing what few others in his capacity have done before him, the Haitian president penned his biography, giving readers a look into the life of the controversial man behind the title. At the Karibe Convention Center, President Martelly surprised patrons, including ministers, musicians, diplomats, senators and business professionals, by hosting a signing of his book. The book, simply titled The Autobiography of Michel Martelly, features a picture of the man on the covers. It was sole for $50 USD.
This is the popular Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author.
She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti but her parents left the country when she was only two years old.
Danticat wrote her first short story while living in Haiti about a girl who was visited by a clan each night. Two years later she published her first work in the English language titled "A Haitian-American Christmas. She later published many of her works such as Breath, Eyes, Memory (young adult novel, 1994), Krik? Krak! (stories, 1996), The Farming of Bones (novel, 1998), Behind the Mountains (young adult novel, 2002, part of the First Person Fiction series), After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (travel book, 2002), and many more
Here is the Haitian writer Yanick Lahens as he presents La couleur de l'aube.
Harkening back to the very Caribbean tradition of short-story telling, acclaimed Haitian author Yanick Lahens has helped keep Haitian literary culture alive, while racking up honors from around the world in literature. The author has also published two full-length works, La couleur de l'aube and Dans la maison du père, both of which have helped name her as Haiti's most important female author writing in French. Her writing deals with aspects of Haitian culture that showcase the national struggle, often depicting characters who deal with the rigors of life from a political, social, or a religious standpoint.
Here is a picture of Jean Mapou. He is the owner of Libreri Mapou in Little Haiti, Miami. The Book Stores is located at: 5919 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137, United States. Libreri Mapou sells Creole & French Book Dealers-Retail in 5919 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33137.
To request more information about Libreri Mapou Creole & French, call 1.305.757.9922 and speak with Owner Jean M Mapou. Libreri Mapou was established in 2007 to serve the Haitian community and French speaking individuals in South Florida
Here is a Picture of Yanick Lahens as she was awarded France's prestigious Femina Prize. She received the prize for her book " Bain de lune"
Yenick Lahens Yanick Lahens was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on December 22, 1953. She completed her studies at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, then returned to Haiti to teach at Ecole Normale Superieure.
Yanick Lahens is a co-founder of the Association of Haitian writers and the "Culture and Creativity". She wrote several books including Exile, Tante Résia et les Dieux, Dans la maison du père, La Petite Corruption, La folie était venue avec la pluie, La Couleur de l'aube , Failles, Guillaume et Nathalie and Bain de lune
Yanick Lahens Awarded France's Prestigious Femina Prize
On Monday 3, 2014, an all-woman Jury awarded "France's Prestigious Femina Prize (Prix Femina)" to the Haitian writer Yanick Lahens. The authoress Lahens (born 22 December 1953) has received the award for her book titled "Bain de lune" (Bath Moon). It is a family epic that opens up on a stormy sea beach with a fisherman who discovers a girl that seems to have escaped great violence. The story traces the paths of voodoo magic to understand how and why she ended up on the sea beach. The Prix Femina is a French literary award that was created in 1904 by 22 writers from the "La Vie heureuse" (or The Happy Life, now it is known as Femina); it is decided and announced on the first Wednesday of November each year, exclusively by female jury, although the authors awarded are not gender restricted. Yanick Lahens completed her studies in France. She was a teacher, journalist, social activist (Action for Change or CPA), served in the cabinet of the Minister of Culture and now a member of the International Council of Francophone studies.
Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair in Little Haiti wants to change the notion where local Haitian writers self-published books that remain unknown to the audience.
Jean Mapou's goal is to keep Haitian culture vibrant, so he makes available books in French, English, and Creole. Toussaint Louverture, Haiti's liberator, has a statue in his likeness overlooking a corner in Little Haiti