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Writing Savage Seasons: the Impact of Politics on Haitian Literature
Start Date: 4/20/2016Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/20/2016End Time: 8:30 PM

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Kettly Mars was born in 1958 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she resides today. After winning the 1996 Jacques Stéphen Alexis Prize, her first major collection of poetry and short stories, Un parfum d'encens, was published in 1999. Since then, she has written several novels, including L'heure hybride (Vents d'ailleurs, 2005), Aux Frontières de la soif (Mercure de France, 2013), and Je suis vivant (Mercure de France, 2015). Savage Seasons (Saisons sauvages), translated by Jeanine Herman and published by University of Nebraska Press in 2015, marks Mar's English-language debut. Kettly Mars’s Savage Seasons describes a pivotal and painful period in Haitian history by weaving together two stories: the personal story of Nirvah and her family and the universal story of Duvalier’s dictatorial regime and its abuses.

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*Swarthmore College - Kohlberg
Room: Kohlberg, Scheuer Room
Contact Information:
Name: Micheline Rice-Maximin
Phone: 610-328-8680
Email: mricema1@swarthmore.edu
Kettly Mars
Event Sponsors
French and Francophone Studies Program of Modern Languages and Literatures
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