Contemporary Haitian Theatre: Playwright & Novelist Gary Victor

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Nov 12, 2012
Nov 12, 2012

Gary Victor
Photo by Iahhel Victor.

The Segal welcomes one of Haiti’s leading writers, Gary Victor, for an evening of readings and conversation. An agronomist by training, Victor has contributed to the world of Haitian arts and letters in every genre, from journalism to novels to plays. His prolific, acclaimed work interlaces an irreverent, satirical perspective on Haitian society with Vodou-inspired magic realism. This Segal evening is an unmissable opportunity to hear in person from the writer whose style has been called “as incisive as a scalpel”… a “pen dipped in vitriol”… and an “incomparable witness to Haitian realities” (Paulette Poujol Oriol). The evening will feature a reading from Victor’s play Le Sang et la mer and other works, followed by a conversation between Victor, Haitian literature scholar Thomas C. Spear (Lehman College and The Graduate Center, CUNY), and special guests. With additional support from the Haiti Cultural Exchange and the Haitian Studies Association.

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