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Haiti - Literature : The writer poet, Lyonel Trouillot finalist for the Goncourt 2011
Lyonel Trouillot (55 years) "La belle amour humaine" (Actes Sud)
Lyonel Trouillot, depicts in "La belle amour humaine" a Haitian and a foreign woman which the two voices, staggered, merge at the end of the novel. "This world produces malaise, that's what I'm talking in this book made of fragments of reality, especially on the predators who run Haiti and which leave nothing to the other" declares the author.
Alexis Jenni (48 years) "L'Art français de la guerre" (Gallimard)
Alexis Jenni, makes an ambitious fresco. He goes back in a history full of blood and fighting between the Indochina and Algeria. A reflection on the legacy of colonial conflicts, the intergenerational transmission and the concept of national identity.
Sorj Chalandon (59 years) "Retour à Killybegs" (Grasset)
This is the conflict that has torn Northern Ireland, which is the heart of novel "Retour à Killybegs" of Sorj Chalandon, Libération journalist for 34 years. The writer has plunged in this country that he loves and knows so well.
Carole Martinez (45 years) "Du Domaine des Murmures" (Gallimard)
Ghosts, saints and legends of the Middle Ages haunt Carole Martinez's novel "Du Domaine des Murmures", confessions from beyond the grave of a damsel who has chosen to immure to escape a husband scorned.
The jury of the Goncourt will meet for the last time on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, to announce the winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt.
Learn more about Lyonel Trouillot :
Born in Port-au-Prince in 1956, where he still lives, Lyonel Trouillot left Haïti a few time to take refuge in the United States to escape the repression under Jean-Claude Duvalier in early 1980... but he never left the island forever. Lyonel Trouillot, fascinated by the literature from an early age, collaborated in various newspapers and magazines of Haiti and of the Diaspora in which he has published numerous poems and critical essays, he also wrote some texts of songs performed by Tambou Libète, Manno Charlemagne, Toto Bissainthe, Jean Coulanges and Atis Endepandan.
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