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Yanick Lahens in conversation: Writing In Haiti – Telling Stories Of Universal Human Truths
September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Yanick Lahens, the acclaimed Haitian novelist, short story writer and activist, returns to UWM and Milwaukee to launch Moonbath, the translation of her award wining novel Bain de Lune (prix Femina 2014).
She presents her work, and especially “La couleur de l’aube // The Color of Dawn” along with short films showcasing the Haitian youth with whom she has worked since the 2010 earthquake, in a conversation-presentation setting in French and English on Friday evening Sept 22, starting at 4:30pm to be followed by a reception, in Special Collections, 4th Floor of the Golda Meir Library.
And on Saturday Sept. 23rd at 11am-12:30pm, she will read and discuss in English the context of Moonbath, a socio-historical saga that stretches out over 4 generations in the Haitian countryside at Boswell Book Company (2559 North Downer Avenue).
Both events are free and open to the public.
Sponsors include the UWM’s Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature; the Master of Art in Literature, Language and Translation program; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; the Alliance Française of Milwaukee; and the Book Department, Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Consulate General of France, Chicago.