Free the Word | PEN American Center

August 4, 2014 4:24 PM

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Free the Word | PEN American Center

PEN Haiti celebrated its 3rd Libérez la Parole festival of literature from July 18 to July 27 in the cities of Gonaives, Petit-Goave, and Thomassin, Haiti.

Each year, the festival is dedicated to a prominent Haitian author who was persecuted for his or her work. This year's festival was devoted to Marie Vieux Chauvet, an author who fought for equality amongst Haitians and explored themes of voodoo, colonialism and sexuality through her novels, short st...

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