The 29th Carbet Prize will be held and presented next weekend in Martinique, and this year Haitian writers got five nominations, including Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Lyonel Trouillot, Joel Desrosiers, James Noel, and Harry Laurent. Several cultural events will be held throughout this week to celebrate the event, hosted by French philosopher Regis Debray. A record of 200 writers, poets, filmmakers were nominated in different categories, and the jury is expecting that Haiti will get the top prizes.
Five Haitian Writers Nominated for the Carbet Prize
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