Dany Laferriere's The World Is Moving around Me
, his memoir of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, is reviewed by Elizabeth Abbott in The Globe and Mail
"Laferrière is a masterful writer and his memoir, told in a clear and simple voice beautifully rendered by translator David Homel, is true to his vision of the essential role of culture, 'the only thing that can stand up to the earthquake … intellectual culture [and] what structures a nation. If we don’t want to turn into a victim nation, we have to keep moving. We’ll cry later when things are better.' "
You can read the review in its entirety here