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Marie-Celie Agnant, ‘Writing from the Silence’

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Marie-Celie Agnant is a Haitian-Quebecois author who writes about the diasporic experience. From Agnant: “My presentation which includes readings of extracts of some of my prose and also poetry, is a testimony in which I expose what I consider as a very personal vision of my work as a writer, the underlying motives of this creative act, as well as the various legacies which intervene in my writing process. Among those: Silence. It is out of that silence, from the silence and against that silence that I write, and from that place where silence becomes violence. By so doing I also try to question the ways of representation of the political, historical and literary discourse, as well as the boundaries dictated by fiction.”

This event is free and open to the public.   Please Contact: Angela Ritter for more information.


January 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States


African Studies Center
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