Welcome to the “In All My Dreams” book club – an informal gathering of readers interested in discovering or exploring Haitian culture through the prism of one of Haiti’s most important works of literary fiction. During each hour-long meeting, participants will come together to travel through the novel in the engaging company of a host of experts in the fields of Haitian literature, history, and anthropology. Brief reading guides, accessible from our home page, indicate the narrative ground we’ll cover each session and offer links to additional resources (for those who enjoy heading down the odd rabbit hole). We encourage you to make use of the comments section on each page – to share your thoughts or to pose questions during the weeks leading up to or following our ‘live’ meetings. These spaces are meant to serve as sites for ongoing query and conversation.
Hosted by literary scholar Kaiama L. Glover and historian Laurent Dubois, the four sessions of this book club will take place monthly and will culminate in an event with Edwidge Danticat at the French Embassy of New York and a Hadriana-inspired contemporary Haitian art exhibition [link coming soon] on February 19 and 21, 2020, respectively. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These meetings will be held online with easy-to-use Zoom technology. All those signed up for the book club will receive a link in advance that will allow them to join the meeting using their computer video & audio. All that is needed is access to the internet and a web browser.
For those who wish to read the novel in English translation, it is published by Akashic Books (with a 25% reduction on the cover price!) and can be ordered easily online, or from an independent bookstore near you.
For those who wish to read the novel in the original French, we recommend the paperback edition from Gallimard.
We look forward to reading with you!