The “Dany Laferrière in South China” theme salon and lecture will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, 9th March at Shuter Life Taikoo.
In 2013, Laferrière became a member of the Académie française. His election is considered a major event in the annals of literature. After spent his childhood with his grandmother in Petit-Goâve, he left Haiti for Quebec, fleeing the Duvalier dictatorship. Prix Médicis for The Return, his 2018 Autoportrait de Paris avec Chat was considered by the press as the craziest and most liberating book written in decades. Its 320 pages were all written by hand. Laferrière’s work is patient and powerful, and gracefully combines fiction and reflection. Between 1985 and 2018, he published 30 books, and his work, adapted in movies, has been translated into more than 15.
Dany Laferrière in South China
19:30 – 21:30
9th March, 2019
Fang Suo Commune Guangzhou
MU35, TaiKooHui, No.383 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou