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Date(s) - 18/01/2018 - 19/01/2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance française du Bengale


Zulma Platform will kick start a literary residency programme that will see Francophone authors from the world over (Caribbean, Africa, Maghreb, America) come to India for collaborative writing, poetry sessions, book cover design exhibitions and publishing master classes.

In this first edition, Zulma publishing house will invite James Noël and Makenzy Orcel, two Haitian writers and poets, to bring the burning life of words to the City of Joy.

After Kolkata, the programme will eventually take place all across the country, always curated by a different French publisher known for its creativity, who will get the opportunity to bring the crème-de-la-crème of its new creations.

ARTISTS Makenzy OrcelJames Noël, Sudeep Sen

CREATED  WITH : Zulma publishing house, Apeejay Surrendra Group


In the framework of Bonjour India 2018 and Zulma Platform, the two francophone writers Makenzy Orcel and James Noël will do 2 poetry interventions.
Dr. Chinmoy Guha will mediated theses sessions.


Date: Thursday, 18th January 2018
Time: At 2:00pm onwards
Venue: English department, Asutosh Building, University of Calcutta,
87/1 College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Alliance française du Bengale,
57A Park Street, Park Mansions, Gate n°3
Free and open to all. 


Born in 1983 (Haiti), Makenzy Orcel is an award-winning novelist and poet. His first novel Les
Immortelles (Zulma, 2012) is a very compelling – and poetic – work of fiction written right after the
devastating earthquake of 2010, and for which he received great critical acclaim.
In 2016, he is back with the masterful L’Ombre animale, a literary prowess where the author explores
new bounds of language and storytelling.
L’Ombre animale received numerous literary prizes including: Prix Littérature Monde 2016, Prix Louis
Guilloux 2016, Prix littéraire des Caraïbes de l’ADELF 2016, Prix Ethiophile 2016. Other publications
include : Le chant des collines (Mémoire d’encrier, 2017), La Nuit des terrasses (La Contre Allée, 2015)
and Caverne (La Contre Allée, 2017).

More here: https://www.bonjour-india.in/makenzy-orcel/


James Noël was born in Haiti in 1978. A poet, and former resident of the Villa Medicis in Rome, he has
published Le Pyromane adolescent followed by Sang visible du vitrier (Points, 2015); Anthologie de poésie
haïtienne contemporaine (Points, 2015) and La Migration des murs (Galaade, 2016). He also edits the
celebrated magazine IntranQu’îllités.
Written in an inventive, syncopated style, Belle merveille (Zulma, 2017), is his first novel.

More here: https://www.bonjour-india.in/james-noel/