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iciHaiti - Literature : The author of «Port-au-Prince, aller-retour» in Haiti
10/01/2020 08:24:55

iciHaiti - Literature : The author of «Port-au-Prince, aller-retour» in Haiti
The writer and literary critic Georgia Makhlouf, author of "Port-au-Prince, aller-retour" (La Cheminante editions / L'Orient des livres) will be on tour in Haiti from January 11 to 15 for signature sales: bookstore La Pléiade at Bois Patate (January 11, 1 a.m.), at the Center Pen (January 13, 5:30 a.m. Georgia Makhlouf and Kettly Mars), at the Asterix bookstore in Pétion-ville (January 15, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.)

On Wednesday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the FOKAL multi-purpose hall, Georgia Makhlouf will be the guest of Elizabeth Pierre-Louis, for a talk with Michel Soukar. FREE admission and open to everyone.

Presentation of "Port-au-Prince, aller-retour" :

"[...] Emigration to the Americas began in the late nineteenth century. Port-au-Prince Aller-Retour explores that, little known, of the Syro-Lebanese who settle in Haiti and tells the extraordinary story of the young Vincent-Mansour who, at twenty, leaves his village in the Lebanese mountain under Ottoman domination to go into the unknown and settled in Port-au-Prince [...]

If Vincent succeeds in his professional bet, the sustainability of everything he has built with strength and roughness falters in the light of events. He must reconcile his two lives, face political instability, the upcoming American occupation and the rise of anti-Syrian sentiment, he who does not imagine for a moment having to leave this island which has become his... In this fascinating novel, exile, identity, integration and racial tensions echo the questions of the present time [...]"

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