New Book:"La fête des morts" by Dany Laferrière

Dany Laferrière, best known for Dining With the Dictator and How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, has turned his attention to writing children’s books.

In 2006 his first children’s book, Je suis fou de Vava, (I’m Crazy for Vava) won the Governor General's Award, and according to the publisher, “Since then, Je suis fou de Vava, has spread around the world. It has sold over 6,000 copies.”

With the second book in the series,
La fête des morts, (The Day of the Dead), Laferrière through the character of “Old Bones” (Papa Legba) uses the symbols of butterflies to tell a story about the “mysteries of love and death.”

Via Repeating Islands


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