A Knife in the Sky

byMarie-Célie AgnantTranslated byKatia Grubisic

June 27, 2022|
A Knife in the Sky by Marie-Célie Agnant
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In A Knife in the Sky, a journalist's decision to talk and a student?s desire to know puts them in the crosshairs of a murderous dictatorship. As the novel opens, Mika is dangerously engaged in the pursuit of truth during Haiti?s first Duvalier regime. Nearly thirty years later, her granddaughter Junon witnesses the repressive dynasty?s unravelling. Brutal, terrifying, and hopeful, A Knife in the Sky is an homage to those who have survived tyranny.

Originally published by les éditions du remue-ménage in 2015 as Femmes au temps des carnassiers, this book, like most of the author?s oeuvre, is preoccupied with colonial imposition. Marie-Célie Agnant writes on the ruthlessness of a dictatorship, on humanity, and locates the strength and power of resistance in women.

A poet, short story writer, young adult fiction writer, storyteller, and novelist, Marie-Célie Agnant was born in Haiti and has lived in Québec since 1970. Many of her books evoke the hardships endured by women in the West Indies and the difficulty of legitimizing this part of history even today. Her work has been published in Québec, ...
Title:A Knife in the Sky
Product dimensions:174 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:174 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.35 in
Published:June 27, 2022
Publisher:Inanna Publications & Education Inc.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771339186

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