The Infamous Rosalie


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.07 X 8.02 X 0.41 inches | 0.36 pounds
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About the Author

Évelyne Trouillot was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she lives and works as a university professor. She is the author of four novels, four collections of short stories, two volumes of stories for children, two books of poems, and an award-winning play. The original French edition of Rosalie l'infâme received the Prix Soroptimist de la romancière francophone, honoring a novel written by a woman from a French-speaking country which showcases the cultural and literary diversity of the French-speaking world. M. A. Salvodon, an associate professor of French at Suffolk University, translated, with Jehanne-Marie Gavarini, Nina Bouraoui's Tomboy (Nebraska, 2007). Edwidge Danticat is a Haitian-born writer and the author of The Farming of Bones, winner of the American Book Award.


"A lyrically written novella on love, loss, and the creation of home by captive African women and men out of the horror of the Middle Passage. A wonderful contribution to the corpus of Francophone women writers in the Caribbean."--T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French, Vanderbilt University-- (03/05/2013)
"An uplifting homage to people loving one another and creating relationships under the most dire of circumstances."--Historical Novel Society--Historical Novel Society
"Those who read Trouillot's novel in the English can do so as a result of the astute choices made by translator M.A. Salvadon and her sensitivity to the subject matter of the original text. . . . She has done the good deed and work of enabling more readers to access the work of the versatile and prolific contemporary Haitian writer, Évelyne Trouillot."--Danielle Legros Georges, Women's Review of Books--Danielle Legros Georges "Women's Review of Books "
"In language both sumptuous and biting, Haitian university professor Trouillot gives us insight into New World slavery by telling the story of a Creole slave in 1750 Saint-Domingue."--Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal--Barbara Hoffert"Library Journal" (01/06/2014)