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Haiti: Les Cayes is preparing to host the 100th edition of Livres en Liberté

  • May 4, 2024
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the Writer Jean Armoce DUGÉ, guest of honor

From May 6 to 26, 2024, the City of Les Cayes is preparing to celebrate the 100th overview of the “Books in Freedom” caravan, a flagship event dedicated to Haitian literature. This edition will honor the writer -poet and literature teacher Jean Armoce Durgé.

THE HAITI FACTOR, May 4, 2024._Organized by the team from the Georges Castera library in Limbé, this great literature festival promises an immersive and enriching experience for the city’s young people. On the program: author meetings, conferences, debates on current literary subjects, exhibitions tracing the evolution of the book, youth activities with stories and creative workshops.

With the famous quote from Victor Hugo, “Reading is eating and drinking. The mind that does not read loses weight like the body that does not eat”, Brother Julio, director of the Brother Fabien Caron college, does not hide his enthusiasm for the launch of this 100th edition of “Books in Freedom”.

Haiti: Les Cayes is preparing to host the 100th edition of “Books in Freedom”

« Reading is nourishing your mind, just as nourishing yourself is essential for the body. This great book festival is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn from the sources of Haitian literature. underlines Brother Julio.

He also takes the opportunity to greet the designer of this caravan, Clément II Benoit, who has been traveling this great literary event across Haiti and the world for more than 20 years. “Thanks to his commitment, thousands of readers have been able to discover the richness of our literary heritage. It’s a real gift he gives to our youth.”

Haiti: Les Cayes is preparing to host the 100th edition of “Books in Freedom”
the Writer Clement II BENOIT<br >Founder Director of the Georges Castera Library of Limbé

Much more than a simple book fair, “Books in Freedom” aims to be a real melting pot for exchanges and discoveries. Visitors will not only be able to discover new literary gems, but also interact with other enthusiasts and meet their favorite authors during signing sessions.

This 100th edition promises to be a memorable event, celebrating with pomp the magic of words and the excitement of Haitian literary creation. From May 6 to 26, the City of Les Cayes will vibrate to the rhythm of this great book festival, open to all those who wish to give free rein to their appetite for reading and celebrate the vitality of Haitian literary creation.


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Le Facteur Haiti