Saturday, November 2, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The association Haiti Futur, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, organizes, on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, 2019, the 6th edition of the Haitian Book Fair in the City Council of the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
The guest of honor for this 6th edition is Dany Laferrière, from the Académie française, whose latest book Vers d'autres rives has just been published by Editions de l'Aube. He will participate Saturday, November 30 at 15h in a meeting with Eric Fottorino (co-founder of the magazine Le 1), followed by a book signing session during which the public will discover the extent of his novel work.
Many authors will be present at the show during these two days whose theme Haiti, from the Americas to Africa aspires to report on the uninterrupted dialogue that irrigates these two lands for more than two years. centuries. Meetings, round tables (see the program below) and numerous book signing sessions will allow visitors – literary enthusiasts, diaspora members or friends from Haiti and the African continent – to discover new ones. feathers or rediscover the writers they make their honey with each reading.
In addition to Dany Laferrière (Towards other shores), we will meet again throughout the weekend: Pascal Adrien & Jorchemy Jean-Baptiste (Toutouni – The forbidden story of the fall of Jean-Henry Céant), Alexandre Oho Bambe says Captain Alexandre (Fragments), Maggy Belin Biais (Where Fathers Do not Die), Mario Blaise (Back to the roots, a Haitian in Benin), Philippe Charlier (Zombies: Investigation of the Undead), Yves Chemla ( Complete works of Jacques Roumain), Marcel Dorigny (Arts & Letters against slavery), Corentin Fohlen (Karnaval Jacmel), Chrystel Mouchard (Alex son of slave), James Noel (Beautiful wonder), Makenzy Orcel (Master-Midnight) , Gabriel Osson (Hubert, the restavèk), Renaud Piarroux (Choléra – Haiti 2010-2018 Story of a disaster) Nehemy Pierre-Dahomey (Refugees), Sami Tchak (Thus spoke my father), Evelyne Trouillot (Rosalie the infamous) , Emmanuel Vilsaint (Fontyè libète) .. and many others whose names will be regularly updated on the show's website: salondulivrehaitien.com
An exhibition and sale of Haitian art and crafts will complete the literary event: paintings, cut iron, jewels, sculptures, textiles, edibles and products from fair trade, gift packs for the end of year celebrations …
Children will be introduced to chess games and the youngest will be able to participate in a “make-up animal” workshop. On Saturday evening, from 8pm to 10pm, a festive evening will bring together dancers, musicians and poets around Dady and Manuela from Art Is Live Studio to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Haiti Futur and the pleasure of getting together around a certain idea. Haiti, well abused these days.
Haitian Book Fair
– 6th edition Mairie of the 15th arrondissement of Paris 31 rue Péclet 75015 Paris. Metro Vaugirard – Bus 70 and 80.
Saturday, November 30 – from 2 pm to 8 pm (book fair and exhibition and sale of Haitian products) – from 8 pm to 10 pm festive evening (dance, music, poetry)
Sunday December 1 – from 10h to 19h (book fair and exhibition-sale of Haitian products) Haitian restaurant on Saturday evening and Sunday lunch.
Meetings and round tables
Saturday, November 30 at 15 pm: Dany Laferrière, his work, his dreams, his anger … Dany Laferrière interviewed by Eric Fottorino.
Saturday, November 30 at 17:30: Haiti, where are we going? Round table animated by Robert Philomé with Hérold Jean-François, Jacques Nési and Josette Bruffaerts-Thomas.
Saturday, November 30 from 20h to 22h: festive party around Dady and Manuela of Art Is Live Studio.
Sunday 1st December at 11 am: Migrations Round table moderated by Yves Chemla with Evelyne Trouillot, Maggy Biais, Sami Tchak and Nehemy Pierre Dahomey.
Sunday, December 1 at 14:30: Haiti, from the Americas to Africa Round table hosted by Florence Alexis, with Frantz Voltaire, Mario Blaise and Céline Flory.
Sunday 1st December at 16:45: Haitian Voodoo: African origins Encounter hosted by Brice Ahounou with Philippe Charlier and Arsene Francoeur Nganga. (list of participants subject to additions or last-minute changes).
About Haiti Futur
Haiti Futur is a French-Haitian association founded in 1994 which intervenes on three axes:
– The development of a quality education thanks to the implementation of a national digital education program.
– Support for entrepreneurship by providing support for local projects that can create jobs.
– The promotion of Haitian culture.
For more information, visit the website: www.haiti-futur.com and the Facebook page: Haiti Future Mel: firstname.lastname@example.org