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About the Author

Born in Port-au-Prince, where she still resides, Emmelie Prophète is a poet, novelist, journalist, and director of the National Library of Haiti. Her publications include Blue (Le testament des solitudes), which earned her the Grand Prix littéraire de l'Association des écrivains de langue française (ADELF) in 2009; Le reste du temps (2010), which tells the story of her special relationship with journalist Jean Dominique, who was murdered in 2000; Impasse Dignité (2012); and Le bout du monde est une fenêtre (2015).

Tina Kover's translations for Europa Editions include Antoine Compagnon's A Summer with Montaigne and Négar Djavadi's Disoriental, winner of the Albertine Prize and the Lambda Literary Award, and a finalist for both the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature and the PEN Translation Prize.


"Prophète, via Kover's translation, demonstrates an impressive gift for lyrical prose. What makes Blue stand out is the way she turns familiar spaces--like, say, airports--into the sites of moments of beauty and reflection." --Words Without Borders

"Impressionistic...evokes matrilineage...ruminates on travel--migration, dislocation, and exile." --LitHub

"During a stopover in Miami, a young Haitian traveler scrolls through the lives of three women--those of her mother and her sisters--made up of servitude (under the weight of lying men), of exile (where love is a bad necessity), and of forgetting (in a world that can exist without them). They stood up; she can testify. Blue (Le testament des solitudes) is the fierce heritage of any (Black) woman." --Johary Ravaloson, author of Return to the Enchanted Island