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September 2014

Scholastique Mukasonga in conversation with Scott Esposito at City Lights Bookstore

September 18 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers,
261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Scholastique Mukasonga, author of Our Lady of the Nile, translated from the French by Melanie Mauthner, in conversation with Scott Esposito at City Lights Bookstore! Wine & cheese reception to follow Free & open to the public

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Scholastique Mukasonga on Notre-Dame du Nil & the Future of Rwanda

September 19 @ 5:00 pm
Library of French Thought,
4229 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Scholastique Mukasonga, author of Our Lady of the Nile, will be appearing at the University of California Berkeley for a reading from her latest book, to be followed by a discussion of her work and the future of post-genocide Rwanda. This event will be conducted in French, with interpretation provided by UC Berkeley doctoral student Aubrey Gabel. Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

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A Presentation of Frankétienne’s Ready to Burst

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FiveMyles Gallery,
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn,
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Archipelago Books is celebrating the release of Ready To Burst by Frankétienne, translated from the French by Kaiama L. Glover… Please join Archipelago Books and the Haiti Cultural Exchange for a presentation of Ready to Burst by Frankétienne. The launch event will feature a conversation with Frankétienne, translator of Ready to Burst Kaiama L. Glover, and author Madison Smartt Bell. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. “His work can speak to the most intellectual person in the society as well as…

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Scholastique Mukasonga at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall,
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Scholastique Mukasonga (author of Our Lady of the Nile, translated from the French by Melanie Mauthner) will be appearing at the Brooklyn Book Festival! “A Question of Faith: Literature’s Divine and Devout” Please join Scholastique Mukasonga (Our Lady of the Nile), Nadeem Aslam (The Blind Man’s Garden), and Darcey Steinke (Sister Golden Hair) as they discuss how novels and sacred texts both offer stories that aim to enlighten us and explore how faith affects storytellers, their tales, and their characters. Moderated by…

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Frankétienne at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Francis College Auditorium,
108 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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  Frankétienne, author of Ready to Burst, translated from the French by Kaiama L. Glover, will be speaking at the Brooklyn Book Festival this fall! Creativity and Chaos: Artistic High-Wire Acts How do artists tap into their most creative selves, and learn to balance the impulses—whether it’s for performance and visual art, literature, or computer programming—to make something new? A conversation with Philippe Petit (Creativity: The Perfect Crime), Haitian author and painter Franketienne (Ready to Burst), and Vikram Chandra (Geek…

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“Words and Conflicts” Event with Scholastique Mukasonga & Jean-Godefroy Bidima

September 22 @ 7:00 pm
McNally Jackson Books,
52 Princeton Street, New York, NY 10012 United States
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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy present “Words and Conflicts”, a discussion of Scholastique Mukasonga‘s Our Lady of the Nile and Jean-Godefroy Bidima’s Law and the Public Sphere in Africa: La Palabre and Other Writings.   Examining two outstanding books (Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel on an all-girls school during the nascent Rwandan conflict that left up to 1,000,000 people dead, and Jean-Godefroy Bidima’s non-fiction work on the role palaver has played, or can play, in a conflict of such magnitude), the panelists will…

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Launch Party for Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dumbo | Sky,
10 Jay Street, Brooklyn, United States
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On Tuesday, September 23, please join us to celebrate the release of Our Lady of the Nile, Scholastique Mukasonga’s award-winning debut novel, translated from the French by Melanie Mauthner and published in English for the first time by Archipelago Books.  Co-hosted by the French Publishers’ Agency, the evening will feature a conversation with Scholastique Mukasonga and Bhakti Shringarpure. This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.   Born in Rwanda in 1956, Scholastique Mukasonga experienced from childhood the violence…

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October 2014

Archipelago Tenth Anniversary Gala

October 16 @ 7:30 pm
Wythe Hotel,
80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years! We invite you all to join us in celebrating a decade of diverse and innovative international literature on October 16th at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. In our first decade Archipelago has published one hundred books from more than twenty-five languages. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your involvement and support. We are indebted to the generous and vital community supporting the press…

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November 2014

Frankétienne at the Miami Book Fair

November 16 - 23

Frankétienne, author of Ready to Burst, translated from the French by Kaiama L. Glover, will be at the Miami Book Fair! The Miami Book Fair is being held November 16 – 23, 2014. Check back for more details!

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