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Recent Invited Talks & Appearances: (Please check back for updated information)

* Invited Speaker, “Autochthonomies: A New Model of Indigeneity for Understanding African Diasporic Subjectivities,” Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic Conference, U. of Pittsburgh, Nov. 5-7, 2015.

* Joint Keynote Speaker, “Diasporic Dis[Af]filiations: Re-reading ‘race’ transnationally,” Ciclo I, 2015-2016, Conferencias Caribeñas, Institute of Caribbean Studies, 2015 West Indian Literature Conference, Sept. 31-Oct. 4, 2015.

* Invited Speaker, Caribbean Writers’ Series, University of Puget Sound, Puget Sound, Washington, February 2014.

* Photography Exhibits: “Ayiti Chérie: Signs of Life  (2011-2013)”, January 11-February 15, 2014, Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, OH; & March 14-April 5, 2014, Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford, OH

*Roundtable Participant, Remembering Michel-Rolph Trouillot, HSA, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 2013.

*Invited Speaker, Roundtable on Creative Writing and History with Dan Vyleta & Louis-Philippe Dalembert, U-Wisconsin, Milwaukee, April 8, 2013.

*Keynote Speaker, International Diasporas & Race Conference, Wake Forest University, October 25-27, 2012.

*Literary Reading & Book Discussion, From Sugar To Revolution, Pre-Conference Activity, Wake Forest University, Oct. 24, 2012.

*Invited Speaker, Rotary Club, Covington, KY, Oct. 9, 2012.

*Keynote Address, “Voice” Conference, Writer-in-Residence, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, July 11-13, 2012.

*Invited Author & Speaker, St. Martin Book Fair, May 31-June 3, 2012

*Invited Speaker, Lloyd Best Institute Convoy Conversations, Trinidad, May 3, 2012

*Literary Reading & Q&A, Kariwak Village, Tobago, May 1, 2012.

*Invited Author, Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 26-29, 2012.

*Keynote Speaker, “Transnational Hispaniola II,” Rutgers University, April 12-14, 2012.

*Writer-in-Residence, University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, April 5-May 5, 2012.

*Keynote Speaker & Literary Reading, Black Migration Symposium, Vanderbilt & Fisk Universities, Nashville, TN, February 10-11, 2012.

*Invited Speaker, “Narrating the Caribbean: Food for Thought & Food For the Soul” Symposium, University of Kentucky, February 3, 2012.

*Invited Speaker, MLA Division on Francophone Literature & Cultures Panel: “Haiti Studies: Current Debates and New Directions,” MLA Conference, Seattle, January 8, 2012.

* Symposium Speaker & Co-Host, “History’s Hauntings: The Future of Haiti’s Sovereign Sustainability” Symposium, UC, January 13-14, 2012.

* Invited Speaker, “Narrating the Caribbean: Food for Thought & Food For the Soul” Symposium, University of Kentucky, February 3, 2012.

* Keynote Speaker & Literary Reading, Black Migration Symposium, Vanderbilt & Fisk Universities, Nashville, TN, February 10-11, 2012.

* Writer-in-Residence, University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, April 5-May 5, 2012.

* Keynote Speaker, “Transnational Hispaniola II,” Rutgers University, April 12-14, 2012.

* Invited Author, Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 26-29, 2012.

* Literary Reading & Q&A, Kariwak Village, Tobago, May 1, 2012

* Invited Speaker, Lloyd Best Institute Convoy Conversations, Trinidad, May 3, 2012

* Invited Speaker, The Isolation of Memory: A Conversation with Achy Obejas & Myriam J. A. Chancy, May 8, 6-8 pm, DePaul University

* Invited Author & Speaker, St. Martin Book Fair, May 31-June 3, 2012.

* Writer-in-Residence, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, July 11-13, 2012.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS :

Books:

* From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic (Academic), Wilfred Laurier U. Press (Waterloo, Canada), 2012; reprint, paperback edition, Spring 2013.

* The Loneliness of Angels (A Novel) Leeds, England: Peepal Tree Press, 2010.

Essays, Fiction, Poetry, Etc.:

*“’Harvesting’ Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Zora Neale Hurston’s Literary (Dis)Articulation of Being,” In Dialogues Across Diasporas.  Eds. Marion Rohrleitner et al.  Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013.

*“The Horrors of Slavery: Haiti, Vodou and the Myth of the Cursed Nation,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 2012. (w/ 3 original photographs)

*“Walking Sadness: Haitian Returns,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Oct. 2012.  (w/ 2 original photographs)

*“What Dreams Are Made Of: Haiti Kanpé,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Sept. 2012. (w/ 5 original photographs)

*Axes of Independence or, ‘What’s so great about being Haitian, anyway?,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, August 2012.

*“Nou Bouké,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 2012. (w/ 3 original photographs)

*“A Marshall Plan for a Haiti at Peace: To Continue or End the Legacy of the Revolution.” InHaiti and the Americas. Eds. Calargé, Dalleo et al. University Press of Mississippi, 2013.

*”Hearing Our Mothers: Safeguarding Haitian Women’s Representation & Practices of Survival.” (Abbreviated Essay) In Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake, Eds. Mark Schuller & Pablo Morales. West Hartford: Kumarian Press, January 2012.

* “Under/Water” (Poem) In Pawol Fanm, Special Issue of Meridians (Winter 2012)

* “Floating Islands: Spectatorship and the Body Politic in the Traveling Subjectivities of John Edgar Wideman and Edwidge Danticat.” (Essay) Small Axe 36 (November 2011)

* Interview, Obsidian (Fall 2011)

* “The Aftermath” (Nonfiction Essay) Vandal Literary Journal 2:1 (Fall 2011)

* “Il Suono Dell’Acqua” (Fiction, Translation), Tr. Claudia Gargano.  Il Tolomeo (Venice, Italy), Fall 2011.

* “Desecrated Bodies/Phantom Limbs: Post-Traumatic Reconstructions of Corporeality in Haiti/Rwanda.” Atlantic Studies.  Vol. 8 No. 1 (March 2011): 109-123.