Nov 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


BOOK LAUNCH: RETURN TO THE ENCHANTED ISLAND with Johary Ravaloson, Allison M. Charette, and Uzodinma Iweala

Powerhouse Books/Words Without Borders

28 Adams St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Join author Johary Ravaloson and his translator Allison M. Charette for a bilingual reading from Return to the Enchanted Island and a discussion with Uzodinma Iweala, CEO of the Africa Center and author of Speak No Evil and Beasts of No Nation. Enjoy pan-African cuisine by Teranga, a Malagasy chocolate tasting by Madécasse, live music, and more for this celebration of Ravaloson’s English-language debut.

Free entry; seating first-come first-served.

Presented by Words Without Borders and Amazon Crossing

This event is part of Brooklyn Falls for France, a cultural season organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation in partnership with Brooklyn venues.

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Johary Ravaloson
Johary Ravaloson is an author and visual artist, in addition to his day job as a lawyer. Born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1965, he lived and studied in Paris and Réunion before returning to his hometown in 2007. He has won numerous prizes for his novels and short stories, including the Grand Prix de l’Océan Indien and the Prix roman de la Réunion des livres. With his wife, the contemporary artist Sophie Bazin, he founded a new publishing house in the 2000s, starting a new trend of in-country publishing in Madagascar and Réunion. His most recent novel, Vol à vif, was published simultaneously in France and Madagascar in February 2016.

Powerhouse Books/Words Without Borders

powerHouse Books, world-renowned and critically acclaimed publisher, is best known for a diverse publishing program—specialized in fine art, documentary, pop culture, fashion, and celebrity books. We have blazed a trail through the staid book publishing industry, releasing books that have sparked cultural trends and redefined commonly held perceptions of the purpose and role of art books in contemporary culture. While much is known of our books, little is known of the people who have made powerHouse Books a global name.

Words Without Borders
Founded in 2003, Words Without Borders expands cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. We seek to connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to the media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation.