Haiti Noir: Reading and book signing by Edwidge Danticat at Museum of Contemporary Art Saturday
By Jennifer Browning
Edwidge Danticat is joined Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami for a reading and discussion with contributing writers M.J. Fievre and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel on Saturday, January 22. The event is presented in collaboration with MOCA and Project Medishare.
Haiti Noir is an original anthology featuring new stories by Danticat and others, set both before and after Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
The inimitable Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, brings her talents as an editor to Haiti Noir, a timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating earthquake.
This original noir anthology features brand-new stories by Danticat and a host of diverse writers, including Rodney Saint-Eloi, Madison Smartt Bell, Gary Victor, Yanick Lahens, Louis-Philipe Dalembert, Kettly Mars, Evelyne Trouillot, Katia Ulysse, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Nadine Pinede, and others. While Haiti has a tragic history and continues to be one of the most destitute places on the planet, here, Danticat reveals that even while the subject matter remains dark, the caliber of Haitian writing is of the highest order.
MOCA is currently hosting an exhibition of 75 photographs taken by Bruce Weber from 2003 to 2010 titled, Haiti/Little Haiti. In his unique way, Weber has captured images of a dynamic, diverse and evolving community, bringing the Haitian neighborhoods of Miami to a wider international audience.
For more information, visit www.mocanomi.org.