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The Blue of the Island Evelyne Trouillot

The Blue of the Island

Evelyne Trouillot

60 pages
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Evelyne Trouillot was born, lives and works in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her first novel Rosalie l’infâme was awarded the Prix Soroptimist de la romancière francophone, in Grenoble, France in 2004. Evelyne Trouillot has published several more novels and three collections of short stories, two books of poems, one in Creole and one in French. She has also written an essay on the situation of children and human rights in Haiti Restituer l’enfance. Her first play Le bleu de l’île received the Prix Beaumarchais, ETC Caraibes in 2005. Her novel La mémoire aux abois, presents a compelling view of the dictatorship that Haiti suffered during the Duvalier era. It received the Prix Carbet de la Caraibe et du Tout Monde in 2010. Her latest novel Absences sans frontières tells the story of a family separated by migration, but strengthened by their love and respect for one another.Several short stories by Trouillot are available in English, such as http://wordswithoutborders.org/articl....You can read Edwidge Danticats interview with the author at http://www.theroot.com/views/bomb-roo....