Description - Moonbath by Yanick Lahens
Awarded the Prix Femina in 2014, a prestigious annual French literary prize chosen by an all-female jury of 22 writers from the magazine Femina (they don't just pick women authors to win).A rare example of a work of Haitian literature published in the US, this is a PERFECT starting point for anyone curious about where to start in reading not just Haitian literature, but all Caribbean literature (from Junot Diaz to Gabriel Garcia Marquez).An important glimpse into the lives of the voiceless living in Haiti: especially lowerclass women.Relevant to the feminist landscape of today, giving voices to those women who suffered through invisibility.
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(210mm x 134mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Yanick Lahens
Yanick Lahens was born in Port-au-Prince in 1953. After attending school and university in France, she returned to Haiti., where she taught literature at the university in Port-au-Prince and worked for the Ministry of Culture. Her first novel was published in 2000, and she won the prestigious Prix Femina for Moonbath in 2014. Emily Gogolak is a journalist focusing on migration, gender, and the US-Mexico border. A former editorial staffer at The New Yorker and a James Reston Reporting Fellow at the New York Times, she now lives in Texas. A graduate of Brown University in Comparative Literature, she is also a literary translator. Her translation of Moonbath won a 2015 French Voices Award.