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CSSJ Lunch Talk with Evelyne Trouillot | “Thinking Slavery Beyond the Abstr...
Thu, April 20, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Join us for a CSSJ Lunch Talk with Haitian author and playwright, Evelyne Trouillot.
"It is necessary when we think about slavery to consider the lives of the enslaved not only on an abstract level, but also in very concrete and physical terms. What did this system do to human beings, to their bodies, their minds and their spirits? In that sense, fiction can contribute to the "rehabilitation " of the enslaved women and men by portraying them as full-fledged human beings. Reducing these men and women to mere statistics and abstractions constitutes further offense to them."
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, Évelyne Trouillot lives and works there as a French Professor at the State Universtiy. Trouillot founded and manages an editing, writing and translating firm, pré-texte. After the earthquake, with her siblings she founded Cultural Center Anne-Marie Morisset, a cultural center for underprivileged youth. Évelyne Trouillot published her first book of short stories in 1996. Évelyne Trouillot has published three books of poetry one in Creole and two in French and four more novels. Her work has been translated in Spanish, Italian, German and English and published in numerous magazines in France, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba.