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The World Is Moving Around Me free pdf On January 12, 2010, novelist Dany Laferriere had just ordered dinner at a Port-au-Prince restaurant with a friend when the earthquake struck. He survived- some three hundred thousand others did not. The quake caused widespread destruction and left over one million homeless.This moving and revelatory book is an eyewitness account of the quake and its aftermath. In a series of vignettes, Laferriere reveals the shock, rage, and grief experienced by those around him, the acts of heroism he witnessed, and his own sense of survivor guilt. At one point, his nephew, astonished at still being alive, asks his uncle not to write about "this," "this" being too horrible to give up so easily to those who were not there. But as a writer, Laferriere can't make such a promise. Still, the question is raised: to whom does this disaster belong? Who gets to talk and write about it? In this way, this book is not only the chronicle of a natural disaster- it is also a personal meditation about the responsibility and power of the written word in a manner that echoes certain post-Holocaust books.Includes a foreword by Michaelle Jean, UN special envoy to Haiti and the former Governor General of Canada.Dany Laferriere was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1953. He is the author of fourteen novels, including "Heading South" and "How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired." His awards include the Prix Medicis and the Governor General's Literary Award. He lives in Montreal, Quebec."

About Dany Laferriere

Dany Laferriere was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1953. He is the author of fourteen novels, including I Am a Japanese Writer, Heading South and the award-winning How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired. Laferriere's awards include the Prix Carbet and the Governor General's Literary Award. David Homel was born and raised in Chicago in 1952. He has been a journalist, editor, literary translator, and teacher, and has won numerous awards for translation, including the Governor General s Award for Literature, Canada s highest literary honor. "

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Author : Dany Laferriere
Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
Data Published : 07 December 2012
ISBN : 1551524996
EAN : 9781551524993
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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