Haiti Goes Dark

One year after the earthquake in Haiti, the news media’s spotlight has predictably moved on to other issues. However, the tragic plight of Haiti and its people is far from over. This Saturday, as part if its Bruce Weber “Haiti/Little Haiti” exhibit, the Museum of Contemporary Art will host a special reading and discussion to coincide with the publication of Haiti Noir, a timely volume of stories set before and after the devastating earthquake. The collection is edited by Edwidge Danticat, a Miami-based recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” and one of Haiti’s most acclaimed writers. Although the subject matter of Haiti Noir remains dark, the quality of Haitian writers is of the highest order. Join Danticat and contributing writers M.J. Fievre and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel for this special event. The talk begins at 4 p.m. Earlier in the day, at 2 p.m., catch Eat for This Is My Body, a film that explores Haiti’s colonial legacy through a bizarre relationship between a pale French woman and dark-skinned children.
Sat., Jan. 22, 4 p.m., 2011

 
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