Akashic Books Presents EDWIDGE DANTICAT at the Brooklyn Public Library Today

Akashic Books Presents EDWIDGE DANTICAT at the Brooklyn Public Library Today

Today (Jan 16th) acclaimed Haitian author EDWIDGE DANTICAT will appear at the Brooklyn Public Library (Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza) to celebrate the release of Haiti Noir 2: The Classics!

Haiti Noir 2 is a follow-up to Haiti Noir, which received glowing reviews in the New York Times, Time Out, Daily Beast, L Magazine, LA Times, and others. Unlike the first volume, which was composed of all-new stories, Haiti Noir 2 represents Danticat's handpicked selection from the canon of Haitian literature-an "amazing literary party" she writes, that "thrills me to no end."

Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.

Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancy, and Roxane Gay.

The original best-selling Haiti Noir comprised all new stories by today's best Haitian authors. This new volume collects the true classics of Haitian literature-both short stories and excerpts from longer works-and will be an integral piece to the understanding of how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she follows on the success of the original first volume.

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