Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Wednesday, February 7, 7:30 PM (rescheduled from January 11)
Book Launch: Katia D. Ulysse presents Mouths Don’t Speak
In conversation with Ibi Zoboi
Co-presented by Haiti Cultural Exchange
Pushcart Prize-nominated Haiti-born author Katia D. Ulysse presents Mouths Don’t Speak, a powerful novel of personal and global tragedy, which dares to give voice to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions of others homeless. As one immigrant woman returns to Haiti to mourn the death of her parents and search for closure in the ruins, her husband, a combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter as he fights his own battles with PTSD in the States. Ulysse discusses her powerful novel of grief and migration with Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. The authors are introduced by Régine Roumain of Haiti Cultural Exchange, the co-presenter of this event.