Miami Book Fair International. Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m., Batten (Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2106).
“So Spoke the Earth: Giving Haiti Voice” panel with Joanne Hyppolite, Edwidge Danticat, Liliane Nerette-Louis, Mahalia Solages, Chantalle Francesca Verna, and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. Moderated by M.J. Fievre, FIU alumna.
ABOUT SO SPOKE THE EARTH: Edited by M.J. Fievre and the Women Writers of Haitian Descent, this multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti explores the country’s past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants over the past four decades. Presenting each work in its original language (English, French, and Haitian Creole), SO SPOKE THE EARTH features the accounts of both Haitian and non-Haitian writers and their attempts to grapple with the impact left on them by their personal experiences with the island-nation. Through various narratives and poems, the literary legacy and unique history of the island are highlighted in content and style. This is an important anthology about Haiti in that it is a celebration of Haitian spirit, multiculturalism and diversity. 54 contributors for an eclectic, international combination of established and emerging writers.