The 22th edition of Livres en Folie in Haiti
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.