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Haitian authors, dancers featured at Miami Book Fair event

BY CAITLIN GRANFIELD


Members of the NSL Dance Ensemble entertain the audience during the Fourth Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair, held at the Caribbean Marketplace at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex over the weekend. Caitlin Granfield

Members of the NSL Dance Ensemble entertain the audience during the Fourth Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair, held at the Caribbean Marketplace at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex over the weekend. Caitlin Granfield

The Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair over the weekend brought in authors and publishers from Haiti and the Caribbean to the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, where the public was treated to author readings, workshops and cultural performances. 

Jan Mapou, who owns the Haitian bookstore, Liberi Mapou, facilitated the fourth annual event, calling it a “celebration,” after the city of Miami last week named Little Haiti an official Miami neighborhood.

It’s a success,” he said of the fair, “because the whole community is involved, not just Haitians.
— Jan Mapou

Miami Book Fair helped with the logistics and some of the programming for the event. Mapou said he’s excited that the Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair will join forces once again with the Miami Book Fair in November, where renowned Haitian authors will get exposure during the eight-day event...

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FOURTH ANNUAL HAITIAN-CARIBBEAN BOOK FAIR SUNDAY MAY 29TH

Sosyete Koukouy of Miami Inc., with support of the Miami Book Fair International, the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs, City of Miami and Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Libreri Mapou Book Store, presents its 4th Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair. This book fair features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to various writers, publishers, performers and informative events free and open to the public.


Saturday, May 28th. 2016 From 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Featuring oral presentations by Father William Smarth and Professor Anthony Georges-Pierre of at the Little Haiti Cultural Center - The Marketplace.

Sosyete Koukouy has secured two renowned Haitian and Caribbean authors for this year’s Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair. The events kick off on Saturday evening with presentations from Haitian writer Father William Smarth “The History of Haitian Catholic Church in Haiti from 1492 to 2013” and Professor Anthony Georges-Pierre author of fifteen biographies of Haitian presidents. Professor Georges-Pierre will be presenting on the topic “Ups and Downs of the African Continent.” The evening will also feature performances by Kiki Wainwright (singer), Zetwal Kreyòl (Haitian Kreyòl choir) and others TBA.


Sunday, May 29th. 2016 From 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Browse dozens of vendor booths and discover new books, authors, Caribbean food and street entertainment at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and the Mapou Cultural Center.

Family-friendly festivities continue with authors and vendors set up along Northeast 2nd Avenue and Northeast 59th Terrace in the heart of Little Haiti. Visitors will enjoy traditional Haitian music, food, dance workshops, a children’s corner including singing, dancing, and storytelling. This year we are proud to host an exhibition of the twelve most culturally significant Haitian writers, visual artists and musicians curated and presented by The Haitian Ministry of Culture.