Haitian writer Kettly Mars received Prix Ivoire of African Literature 2015

Last Saturday in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), a jury awarded the Prix Ivoire for African Francophone literature to the Haitian writer Kettly Mars for her novel "Je suis vivant". Kettly Mars wrote a number of volumes of poems and short stories such as Kasalé, Vents d'Ailleurs in 2003, L'heure hybride, Vents d'Ailleurs in 2005, Fado, Mercure de France in 2008, Saisons sauvages, Mercure de France in 2010, Le prince noir de Lillian Russell, with Leslie Péan, Mercure de France in 2011 and Aux Frontières de la soif, Mercure de France in 2013.

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Haitian writer Kettly Mars

Kettly Mars Feminist Author. Haitian poet/author, Kettly Mars, began life in Port-au-Prince. In college she majored in language. She did not start her career as a writer until thirty five, producing both poetry and short novels.

Themes that have interested Kettly have been primacy of love and human sexuality. Kasale was her first novel published in 2003.

In the last five years she has been researching 18th, 19th, and 20th century literature for an anthology on Haitian women writers.

Haitian Kreyol:
Ayisyen ekriven Kettly Mas resevwa Prix Ivoire nan Afriken Literati 2015 - Samdi pase nan Abidjan (Ivory Coast), yon jiri bay Prix Ivoire pou literati frankofoni Afriken a yon ekriven ayisyen ki rele Kettly Mas pou roman li "Je suis vivan". Kettly Mas te ekri yon kantite powèm ak istwa kout tankou Kasalé, Vents d'Ailleurs an 2003, L'heure hybride, Vents d'Ailleurs an 2005, fado, Mercury de France nan 2008, Saisons Sauvages, Mercury de France nan 2010, Le prince noir de Lillian Russell, ak Leslie Péan, Mercure de France nan 2011 ak Aux Frontières de la soif, Mercure de France nan 2013

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