The world is moving around me is unpretentious starkly honest and good humoured laferriere a prize winning novelist in the francophone literary world is a masterful writer and his memoir told in a clear and simple voice beautifully rendered by translator david homel is true to his vision of the essential role of culture the only thing that can stand up to the earthquake . With the world literally and figuratively moving around him laferriere often chooses provocative titles he is led to explore his role as a writer and no doubt his survivor guilt on a grander and more tragic scale than he could possibly have imagined. The world is moving around me a memoir of the haiti earthquake dany laferriere translated by david homel vancouver arsenal pulp press 2013 carrol f coates. Reviews the world is moving around me highlights the stoicism and resolve of the earthquakes victims and presents considered thoughts on haitis past and best way forward. The world is moving around me is constructed as an anthology of these immediate impressions recorded from the moment when we slowly got to our feet like zombies in a b movie to begin
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