Soirée spéciale Côte d'Ivoire

Francophone West Africa special event

Come celebrate Ivory Coast

at Webster University

Friday, November 8, 2019

Browning Hall 174 (Teaching Kitchen)

Presentation by
Tanguy Gnahore

Food and music
from Ivory Coast
/ all welcome
contact and reservation:

limited space 

Mark your calendar:

Le Centre Francophone
en partenariat avec
l' American Association of Teachers of French

vous invitent à un atelier-rencontre exceptionnel avec

Lyonel Trouillot

sur le thème de la littérature haïtienne
et sur son dernier livre, traduit en anglais :
Mardi 19 novembre 2019
Browning Hall
470 E Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Garage gratuit   
atelier gratuit
(en français)


Lyonel Trouillot is a Haitian novelist, poet, journalist, and professor of literature.
At 14, he and his mother moved to the United States from Haiti. He returned at 19, at a time when those who could flee were making the opposite journey.
Trouillot is the author of 11 novels, two essays and a book of poetry. His
La belle amour humaine was shortlisted for the Goncourt in 2011 and received the Grand Prix du Roman Métis (2011), the Geneva Book Fair Literary Prize (2012), and the Gitanjali Literary Prize (2012).That same year, he was awarded the Prix Wepler for his novel
Yanvalou pour Charlie, and in 2013, he was awarded the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde for
Parabole du failli.

Nous vous encourageons à lire le dernier roman de notre invité, en français ou en anglais (nous évoquerons les questions de traduction au sujet de son livre).
Le Centre francophone donnera aux professeurs présents un Certificat de participation certifié par les services culturels du Consulat de France, qui pourra être validé par leur administration au titre de la formation continue.
Confirmation obligatoire :

Kannjawou: In this energetic celebration of Haiti and its capital in the early 2000s, Trouillot embodies the nation's indomitable spirit. The anonymous, world-weary, 20-something male narrator keenly depicts a country entering a new era after years of dictatorship and the chaos wrought by the most recent foreign arrivals: the international peace-keeping forces sent to restore order after the departure of the U.S. Marines. In a series of journal entries, the young protagonist introduces readers to his world within a world-a community center in Port-au-Prince peopled by a motley group of friends, lovers, revolutionaries, compatriots, dreamers, schemers, and mentors, all living under the watchful eye of Mam Jeanne, the proprietress. In KANNJAWOU Trouillot has penned a love song and a swan song to that era of dispersion for Haiti's people, who, even when they are far from home carry with them the kannjawou spirit.
  Mark your calendar
exceptional event
The Centre francophone and the Confucius Institute
invite you  
Contact :
Dr. Lionel Cuillé
Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies
Director of the Centre francophone
Dept. of International Languages and Cultures (ILC)
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63119
office : Browning Hall 401
office: (314)246-8619
cell: (314) 438-7320
The Centre Francophone has been named
by the French Embassy.


Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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