Two years ago, Kaiama L. Glover [who recently published the official translation from French to English of ‘Hadriana dans tous mes rêves’] reached out to me when she found out about my work. We are now, along with the historian Laurent Dubois and a couple of great women artists from Haiti, Tessa Mars and Mafalda Mondestin, planning on the first tier of a longer project on cultural preservation and architectural preservation in Jacmel.
We convened at Duke University earlier this month for a kick-off meeting. Laurent Dubois is a current professor at the institution, Tessa Mars was then undergoing a residency as a visiting artist, Glover flew in from Paris where she is currently working on the archives of René Depestre and myself I was also really happy to join from New York where I am currently based. We made the distance and it was truly worth it.
Please stay tuned.
“Hadriana dans tous mes rêves”, first published in 1988, was recently translated from French to English by Kaiama L. Glover.
A recent article on the reconstruction of the Town Hall in Jacmel: http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-9781-haiti-reconstruction-meeting-around-the-work-of-the-municipal-complex-of-jacmel.html