November 1, 2021: A conversation with Evelyne Trouillot

We are truly honored to be in conversation with Evelyne Trouillot, celebrated as one of the key figures of today’s Caribbean literary landscape. She will be discussing her latest novel, Désirée Congo (Educa Vision), set in Saint Domingue shortly before the final defeat of Napoleon and the proclamation of the independence of Haiti. With itsContinue reading “November 1, 2021: A conversation with Evelyne Trouillot”

September 22, 2021: A conversation with Dr. Myriam J. A. Chancy

To start off this new season, we are grateful to be in conversation with the brilliant Myriam J. A. Chancy, who will discuss her latest novel, What Storm, What Thunder (Tin House), with our very own Nathan Dize. This gorgeous text masterfully intertwines the lives of survivors — and the afterlives of their loved onesContinue reading “September 22, 2021: A conversation with Dr. Myriam J. A. Chancy”

March 31, 2021: A conversation with Jessica Oublié

For our next conversation, we will welcome Guadeloupe-based author Jessica Oublié, who will discuss her graphic novel tour de force, Tropiques Toxiques, published just last year. In this impressive volume, Oublié tackles the Chlordecone scandal, an ethical embarrassment at the confluence of racism and capitalism, resulting in the poisoning of Martinique and Guadeloupe’s natural resourcesContinue reading “March 31, 2021: A conversation with Jessica Oublié”

A conversation with Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey

We are delighted to start off the year in conversation with Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey, whose début novel, Rapatriés, will take us (back) to Haiti. Pierre-Dahomey’s prose has been described as rhythmic, metaphorical, haunting, and we look forward to sharing it with you. The conversation will be held in French and a recording with English subtitles willContinue reading “A conversation with Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey”