French Lecture Series

4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Thursday Nov 14, 2013
Hum 401, Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building)

Marie-Celie Agnant,Writer, will present“Between Doubts and Uncertainties: Writing Memory”

 

Marie-Celie Agnant is a Haitian writer of international reputation who immigrated to Quebec in 1970. She writes poetry, short stories, novels, and youth literature. She has taught French and worked as translator and interpreter.

 

Her first novel, La Dot de Sara (1995) is about Haitian women and immigration. Her second novel, The Book of Emma,  is about race, slavery, memory and language, while the third, An Alligator Named Rosa, is about the impact of the repression during the Duvalierist dictatorship and confronting one's past. Her collection of short stories is both about the violence of the dictatorship and the tragedy of Haitian boat people emigrating in the hope of escaping systemic oppression.

 

This lecture will be in French and English

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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