Monday, August 31, 2009
Project Benjamin and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Library invite you to discover the rich texture of Haitian literature. In conjunction with the 2009 FIAF World Nomads Festival held at FIAF which featured the culture of Haiti, the FIAF Library prepared an informative exhibit on Haitian literature. This display is now offered as a traveling exhibit to American Alliance Française chapters.
This poster exhibit features 10 of the most prominent voices of Haitian literature writing in French today: Marie-Célie Agnant, Dominique Batraville, René Depestre, Frankétienne, Dany Laferrière, Yanick Lahens, Kettly Mars, Jean Métellus, Evelyne Trouillot and Gary Victor.
There are 2 introductory posters and 10 author profiles for a total of 12 posters. The posters measure 24” x 36”. The posters can be hung as is (no frame necessary). Each brightly-colored poster includes a picture of the writer, his biography, bibliography, information on his writing career and an extract from one of his works. It is a beautiful and inspiring exhibit that is sure to please your Alliance members, and can be used in conjunction with a course in Francophone literature. Books by the authors featured in the exhibit are also available for interlibrary loan from the FIAF Library.
Project Benjamin will assume shipping costs to the requesting Alliance. The exhibit may be kept on loan for a period of 3 months.
For more information, please contact Katharine Branning at