The Resource The world is moving around me: : a memoir of the Haiti earthquake, (electronic resource)

The world is moving around me: : a memoir of the Haiti earthquake, (electronic resource)

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The world is moving around me: : a memoir of the Haiti earthquake
Title
The world is moving around me:
Title remainder
a memoir of the Haiti earthquake
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Language
eng
Summary
On January 12, 2010, novelist Dany Laferrière had just ordered dinner at a Port-au-Prince restaurant with a friend when the earthquake struck. He survived; some three hundred thousand others did not. The quake caused widespread destruction and left over one million homeless. This moving and revelatory book is an eyewitness account of the quake and its aftermath. In a series of vignettes, Laferrière reveals the shock, rage, and grief experienced by those around him, the acts of heroism he witnessed, and his own sense of survivor guilt. At one point, his nephew, astonished at still being alive, asks his uncle not to write about "this," "this" being too horrible to give up so easily to those who were not there. But as a writer, Laferrière can't make such a promise. Still, the question is raised: to whom does this disaster belong? Who gets to talk and write about it? In this way, this book is not only the chronicle of a natural disaster; it is also a personal meditation about the responsibility and power of the written word in a manner that echoes certain post-Holocaust books. Includes a foreword by Michaëlle Jean, UN special envoy to Haiti and the former Governor General of Canada
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Midwest
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Laferriáere, Dany
Dewey number
551.22097294
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010
  • Laferriáere, Dany
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The world is moving around me: : a memoir of the Haiti earthquake, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11859350
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multicolored
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MWT11859350
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11859350
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remote
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11859350
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The world is moving around me: : a memoir of the Haiti earthquake, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11859350
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11859350
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11859350
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859350
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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