ISBN10: 1943156786 ISBN13: 9781943156788 Contributors: Schmid, Gretchen (Translator); Johnson, Evan (Illustrator) Publisher: Schaffner Pr Inc Published: Mar 21 2019 Pages: 202 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
In this energetic celebration of Haiti and its capital in the early 2000s, Trouillot embodies the nation's indomitable spirit. The anonymous, world-weary, 20-something male narrator keenly depicts a country entering a new era after years of dictatorship and the chaos wrought by the most recent foreign arrivals: the international peace-keeping forces sent to restore order after the departure of the U.S. Marines. In a series of journal entries, the young protagonist introduces readers to his world within a world—a community center in Port-au-Prince peopled by a motley group of friends, lovers, revolutionaries, compatriots, dreamers, schemers, and mentors, all living under the watchful eye of Mam Jeanne, the proprietress. In KANNJAWOU Trouillot has penned a love song and a swan song to that era of dispersion for Haiti's people, who, even when they are far from home carry with them the kannjawou spirit.