Memory At Bay by Evelyne Trouillot, tr. Paul Curtis Daw

Title:  Memory At Bay Author:  Evelyne Trouillot Translator:  Paul Curtis Daw Publisher: University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville & London (2015) ISBN:  978 0 8139 3809 7 Extensive reading is not necessary to understand that Haiti has a complicated and troubling history.  The brutal sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue, a nation formed out of the world’s first successful slave revolt, decades of precarious and corrupt governments, a devastating … Continue reading Memory At Bay by Evelyne Trouillot, tr. Paul Curtis Daw

In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda (translated from Italian by Howard Curtis)

The extended title of Fabio Geda’s novel In the Sea There Are Crocodiles is Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari.  Geda explains in his introduction – the events are true, but because “Enaiatollah didn’t remember it all perfectly… this book must be considered fiction, since it is a recreation of Enaiatollah’s experience – a recreation that has allowed him to take possession of his … Continue reading In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda (translated from Italian by Howard Curtis)