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Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Talk
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Talk
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore

Makenzy Orcel

This November, Haitian author Makenzy Orcel will be touring the United States for his book The Immortals (SUNY Press, trans by Nathan H. Dize, Nov 2020), a powerful first work on the earthquake that shook Port-au-Prince in 2010.


About the Author

Makenzy Orcel was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1983. After publishing Les Immortelles, his first novel, and L'Ombre animale, which received the Prix Louis Guilloux and the Prix Littérature-Monde in 2016, he began working on his newest, explosive work, Maître-Minuit. Orcel is an archaeologist and a sensorial writer who possesses a unique evocative power. Critically aclaimed in France, Orcel will be coming to the United States this autumn for his English-language debut. 


 About the Book: The Immortals

In the days following the earthquake that shook Port-au-Prince with the same destructive force as the bomb in Hiroshima, Makenzy Orcel wrote Les Immortelles. He sought to express the craziness of living in such horror and to provide a blunt account of living through an apoclapyse on your doorstep. 


Reviews 

« Une écriture poétique qui flambe haut, très haut. » David Fontaine, Le Canard enchaîné.

« Il est rare de rencontrer dans une première œuvre une vigueur et un souffle qui annoncent la naissance d’un grand auteur. » Alain Mabanckou, Jeune Afrique

« Ce roman est une véritable fulgurance. » Marianne Payot, L’Express

TO BOOK AN EVENT WITH THE AUTHOR

Note that we have limited funding available for our tours. Please let us know if you would be able to arrange for domestic travel to/from the event. If you would like to invite this author to speak at your university or bookstore, please fill out the application form and email it to Soline Bouchacourt.

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