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Haiti - Literature : The Nigerian Nobel Prize Wole Soyinka expected in Haiti
18/02/2018 08:45:58

Haiti - Literature : The Nigerian Nobel Prize Wole Soyinka expected in Haiti
Monday, at the invitation of the Association "Laboratorio Contemporary Arts" the Nigerian writer and activist Wole Soyinka (83 years), the first African to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, accompanied by several personalities will be in Haiti to participate in the Season II of "Encounters from here and elsewhere."

Tuesday, February 20 will be received by President Jovenel Moïse.

On Wednesday 21st at the Hotel Montana he will take part in the official opening ceremony of the "Encounters from here and elsewhere" and the same day he will be at the opening of the exhibition "Wole Soyinka: Antiquities" at National Bureau of Ethnology (BNE) before visiting the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH).

On Thursday 22nd, he will speak at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the UEH alongside Alain Gilles, Jean-Marie Théodat and Alix René on the theme "Impacts of international mobility on the geopolitics of states: the case of countries on the way of development."

On Friday he will visit the Martissant Park and the memorial dedicated to the victims of the earthquake of January 2010.

Saturday 24 in the morning he will be on sale signature at the bookstore La Pléiade. In the afternoon, in Cap-Haïtien, he will meet the young people at the Regina Asumpta College (CRA) auditorium and he will participate in the evening at a cocktail party / dinner at the Haitian Institute of Public Policy Observatory.

Encounters from here and elsewhere Season II :
During this second season of the Encounters from here and elsewhere, organized by the Association "Laboratorio Contemporary Arts" which takes place in Haiti until February 26th around the theme "International mobility and safeguarding heritage; To place the human being firmly at the heart of the artistic question" will see the presence and the participation of renowned guests, notably the writer Wolé Soyinka, Nobel Prize for Literature, directors Awam Amkpa (Nigeria), Nicolas Wadimoff (Switzerland), Ufuk Emiroglu (Switzerland), Tunde Kelani (Nigeria), Bilal Bababodi (Benin) and journalists Jahman Anikulapo (Nigeria) and Isabelle Ruef (Switzerland).

Different spaces, in Port-au-Prince but also in the provinces, will host these meetings among others: the Cultural Center of FOKAL, the House Dufort, the National Bureau of Ethnology, the Art Center of Port-au-Prince, the Montana Hotel, the French Institute of Haiti, the Haitian National Pantheon Museum (MUPANAH), Quisqueya University etc...

Programming at FOKAL :
February 21 (FOKAL Multipurpose Hall, 6:00 pm):
Screening. Abeni, Tunde Kelani. In the presence of the director.

Thursday, February 22 (House Dufort, 5:00 pm):
Conference: Claiming Public Space for Artistic and Cultural Expression: The Freedom Park Case in Lagos and Martissant Park in Port-au-Prince. Speakers: Jahman O. Anikulapo and Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis. Moderator: Allenby Augustin.

Friday, February 23 (House Dufort, 5:00 pm):
Conference: Presentation of the NollyWood Film Industry. 5:00 pm. Tunde Kelani, Jahman O. Anikulapo, Arnold Antonin, Mario Delatour, Rachèle Magloire. Moderator: Gaël Jean-Baptiste.

Learn more about the Encounters from here and elsewhere :
Multidisciplinary and intercultural, the Encounters from here and elsewhere s a privileged medium for questioning what each individual claims to be unalterable. Artists, in all disciplines, are called to reinvent their relationship with others, in proposals, which project the human at the center of the artistic question.

From this meeting with the other, are born artistic objects, witnesses of the wealth that can emanate from the momentum towards the other. Every year, three Encounters from here and elsewhere are organized by Laboratorio Contemporary Arts.

Learn more about the "Laboratorio Arts Contemporains" :
Laboratorio Arts Contemporains is a non-profit organization that invests in the accompaniment, production, publishing and distribution of all forms of artistic expression. In this spirit, the association accompanies through workshops, meetings, residences, expertise-consultancy, management, exchanges between professionals, artists from all horizons to go to the fullness of their potential and to reach their autonomy. The Association sets itself as essential missions to implement plural intercultural actions, in order to allow the different communities to get to know each other better.

SL/ HaitiLibre

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