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Haiti Noir

(Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Haiti Noir

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"A wide-ranging collection from the beloved but besieged Caribbean island. [#133;] The 36th entry in Akashic's Noir series (which ranges from Bronx to Delhi to Twin Cities) is beautifully edited, with a spectrum of voices." -- Kirkus Reviews "Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." -- Publishers Weekly "A solid contribution to the [noir] series, especially for its showcasing of a setting not commonly portrayed in crime fiction." -- Booklist #147;Who can ever judge how important Danticat has been to Americans' understanding and re-evaluating Haiti's position and role in the hemisphere? Not just as a novelist and essayist in her own right, but as editor and guiding force behind this collection of short stories and the re-publication and English translation of the Chauvet triptych, the Haitian-born Danticat has brought her country's literature back into the world of English-speakers. Filled with delights and surprises, Haiti Noir , taken as a whole, provides a profound portrait of the country, from its crises to its triumphs, from the tiny bouks of the countryside to the shanties of the sprawling bidonvilles. Danticat herself has a lovely story in the collection, and permits two distinguished foreign writers on Haiti, Madison Smartt Bell and Mark Kurlansky, to slide in there among all the brilliant Haitians." -- Daily Beast Includes brand-new stories by: Edwidge Danticat, Rodney Saint-Eloi, Madison Smartt Bell, Gary Victor, M.J. Fièvre, Marvin Victor, Yanick Lahens, Louis-Philipe Dalembert, Kettly Mars, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, Evelyne Trouillot, Katia Ulysse, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Nadine Pinede, and others. Haiti has a tragic history and continues to be one of the most destitute places on the planet, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake. Here, however, Edwidge Danticat reveals that even while the subject matter remains dark, the caliber of Haitian writing is of the highest order.
Title: Haiti noir
Publisher: New York : Akashic ; London : Turnaround [distributor], c2011.
Characteristics: 309 p. :,maps ;,22 cm.
Notes: Some stories translated from the French.
Contents: Part I :
Which noir ?
Odette / Patrick Sylvain
The rainbow's end / M.J. Fievre
The finger / Gary Victor
Paradise Inn / Kettly Mars
Which one? / Evelyne Trouillot
Twenty dollars / Madison Smart Bell
Part II :
Noir crossroads
Claire of the sea light / Edwidge Danticat
- The harem / Ibi Aanu Zoboi
Rosanna / Josaphat-Robert Large
Maloulou / Marie Lilie Cerat
Dangerous crossroads / Louis-Philippe Dalembert
Blues for Irene / Marvin Victor
Part III :
Who is that noir? - The last department / Katia D. Ulysse
Departure lounge / Nadine Pinede
Who is that man? / Yanick Lahens
Mercy at the gate / Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel
The leopard of Ti Morne / Mark Kurlansky
The blue hill / Rodney Saint-Eloi.
Additional Contributors: Danticat, Edwidge - 1969-
ISBN: 1936070650
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Edwidge Danticat
Subject Headings: Haiti Fiction. Detective and mystery stories. Detective and mystery stories, French Translations into English. Noir fiction. Short stories, French. Short stories, French Translations into English. Short stories, Haitian. Short stories, Haitian Translations into English. Noir fiction, French Translations into English.
Genre/Form: Short stories.
Mystery fiction.
Noir fiction.
Topical Term: Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery stories, French
Noir fiction.
Short stories, French.
Short stories, French
Short stories, Haitian.
Short stories, Haitian
Noir fiction, French
LCCN: 2010922715
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