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Odette Roy Fombrun (born June 13, 1917) is an educator, a feminist activist and historian. Odette is a prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction; she has published textbooks, mystery novels, newspaper and magazine articles. She is the author of a collection of good citizenship guide book, and there are several novels and numerous instructional books to her credit. In 1945, she opened Haiti's first kindergarten and first professional flower shop. She celebrated her 100th birthday on June 13, last year. On December 2014, as a member of the Presidential Consultative Commission, Mrs. Odette Roy Fombrun wrote an open letter explaining how the resignation of Prime Minister Lamothe was a serious mistake.
On Saturday, November 21, 2015, in the presence of distinguished personalities from the literary circle and friends of writer Kettly Mars, during a gala dinner at the Palace of Culture of Treichville, Abidjan (Ivory Coast), the Haitian writer Kettly Mars, has been awarded the 'Prix Ivoire' by the jury for African Francophone Literature for her novel "Je suis vivant (I am alive)" published in April 2015 by Mercure de France Press. The jury was headed by Ivorian writer Werewere-Liking (winner of Prix Noma 2005), well known for his work titled "Amputated Memory". "Prix Ivoire" is an important literary prize, awarded every year with the support of the Ivorian Minister of Culture and Francophone and the French Embassy in Cote d"ivoire at the initiative of the Ivorian Association for Akwaba Culture.
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.
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.
On Monday, November 9, 2015, Académie des lettres du Québec, an organization with the objective to serve and defend the language and French-speaking culture in Quebec, welcomed Haitian-Canadian, Poet and essayist, Rodney Saint Elois as new member.
Rodney Saint-Éloi was born in Cavaillon, Haiti. He studied French literature at the Université Laval and has been the director of the cultural page of newspaper Le Nouvelliste.
Canadian-Haitian Rodney Saint-Eloi, has been inducted into the Academie des Lettres du Quebec (ALQ). A prolific author, poet, and essayist he began life in Cavaillon, Haiti (1963).
Louis-Philippe Dalembert is an award winning Haitian novelist and poet. He has received many awards and prizes, such as the Scripps College's Spring 2014 Erma Taylor O'Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship award and the Prix RFO du livre, amongst many others. He writes in French and Haitian Creole, and his works have been translated into several languages, including Danish, German, and Italian.
Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1962, to a school teacher and a principal. Within months, his father died and the family's situation immediately became more challenging. He and his mother moved to Bel-Air, where he was raised by multiple female relatives while his mother was away at work. His early years were filled with religious influences and later on, cinema, which was located behind his home. Although he could see the film from a distance, he could not hear it. During this time, he learned to create dialogue and tell a story. He learned how to touch emotions and draw the reader in. His work tugs at his childhood while weaving in his experiences as a traveler, taking the reader on a journey along with him.
Mezanmi, me yon examp po montre kapacite Ayisien. Ekrivin Dany Laferrière konyer-a fè pati de gro tet yo nan institisyon sa yo rele "French Academy". nan Lang France, yo rele li:"Académie française"
Min Se Kisa li ye minm?
Sa se yon group zotobre a babinn
Anbin, se yon group moun ki responsab pou yo veye sou devlopman Lang sa yo rele France-a. Akademi sa ginyin yon gro istwa deyè li. Li te kreye pa Cardinal Richelieu nan lanne 1635 (se pa de lanne). Akademi sa kompze de 40 mamb ki sipose rete pou jis kaske yo mouri.
Alexandre Dumas was one of the most famous novelist and playwright known to the world. Born on 24th July 1802, Alexandre Dumas was a French writer whose work has been translated in over 100 languages. Some of his widely popular novels include names like The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later and Twenty Years After. 20th century onwards, many of his novels have been adapted in well over 200 movies.
Alexandre Dumas was one of the most prolific writers of his time. Capable of writing in multiple genres, Dumas' writing career started as a playwright and his first play was a huge success. The second play by Dumas was another hit which earned him enough money to get into full-time writing job. He wrote several travel books and magazine articles as well. Théâtre Historique was founded by Dumas in 1840 in Paris.
Jérémie is located in the Jeremie Arrondissement in Haiti and is the capital city of the Grand'Anse Department. It was founded in 1756. Navasa Island is located around 40 nautical miles to the west of the city.
The City Of Poets
Numerous historians, writers as well as poets were born in Jeremie city and hence it is termed as the city of poets. Prominent writers such as Etzer Vilaire and Emile Roumer were born here. General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the father of Alexandre Dumas Pere a historic novelist, was born in Jeremie. Very close to the city, flows the Grand-Anse River.
Oswald Durant was one of the most important poets to come out of a nation chock full of influential, significant writers. Very little information is readily available about his childhood, save that he was born in Cap-Haïtien on the 17th of September, 1840, but the life he led past this period of no record has led him to be likened to the great wordsmiths of Italy and England, Dante and Shakespeare respectively. Also, like most other of Haiti's important writers, Durant had strong political views that, in him, formed aspirations.
Oswald Durant became published in his early thirties with works like 'La Mort de nos Cocotier's, 'Pantoum Triste' , 'Rires et Pleurs', 1883's 'Choucoune', about the comeliness of Haiti's women, and 'Chant National', a poem about Haiti's history that rose to the pinnacle of popularity for its patriotism.
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