Haiti Noir 2: The Classics
(“Dame Marie” is the story by Marilène Phipps contributed here. See writing sample in Prose section)
Launched with the summer ’04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.
Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancey, and Roxane Gay.
Edwidge Danticat’s short story from Haiti Noir 2: The Classics, “The Port-au-Prince Marriage Special,” was included in Ms. Magazine‘s Fall 2013 issue.
“A worthy sequel that skillfully uses a popular genre to help us better understand an often frustratingly complex and indecipherable society.”
“There is danger and regret and fear in these stories, as characters try to negotiate a complex and often confounding land.”
—Miami Herald, Feature on Haiti Noir 2 Miami launch
“Presents an excellent array of writers, primarily Haitian, whose graphic descriptions portray a country ravaged by corruption, crime, and mystery….This selection of Haitian classics is a must read for everyone.”
—The Caribbean Writer
“Just when you thought you have read it all and have experienced the best of literary brilliance, there comes along an unrivaled work of narrative intensity, penned with a spellbinding authenticity. Haiti Noir 2 is just that work of art….A rare gem.”
—Kaieteur News Online
“Quite a collection…a multi-generational tour of Haiti’s literature…It makes you feel as if some things out to have Part twos.”
“This is a great collection of stories set in Haiti.”