Académie Française - Haitian author Dany Laferriere is now an Immortal

L'Academie Francaise as just elected Haitian author Dany Laferriere as their new Immortal, the highest honor granted in the French language... Laferriere is the first Haitian to receive this Honor... For the rest of his life, Daniel Laferriere will be one of 40 members of L'Academie, responsible for being the official authority on the development of the French language in France and around the world... WOW...

As a Haitian naturalized in Canada, Danny also happens to be the FIRST Québécois elected to L'Academie Francaise. as well...

Did you know?

Dany Laferrière was born Windsor Kléber Laferrière.

He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, and raised in Petit Goâve, Laferrière worked as a journalist in Haïti before moving to Canada in 1976.

Danny's first novel it titled: Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer (How To Make Love To A Negro Without Getting Tired.) it was published in 1985.

The Academy was established in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu and tasked with maintaining the purity of the French language.

This is truly an honor for Haiti... Don't you think So?

What do you think about that?

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Luko Devine says...

ca c'est bon pour Haiti, good for hatian intellectual groupe or

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Lise says...

What a great honor.

Congratulations Mr

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Jacques Laine says...

LaFerriere's accomplishment has again put Haiti on the platform of 'high society of academics.' More importantly, his literary achievements are a testimony of how far Haitians as a people can travel if the slightest opportunities were within our grasp.

More power to Laferriere and may he be blessed with more such recognitions! More power to our

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Kreyolman says...

I know he is Haitian, he [Dany Laferriere] knows he his Haitian but the country Haiti doesn't provide one with double nationality.

so in fact you should say "L'Academie Francaise as just elected the Canadian Haitian born author Dany

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