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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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