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June 2011

"Look me in the eye and tell me there’s another Canadian writer with as deviously delicate a take on the post-colonial diaspora and the perils and potentials of multiculturalism."

this magazine, Jun 21, 2011
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October 2010

Heading South...is a slim novel of poetic beauty and political hardball about [Dany Laferriere’s] native Haiti”

Elle Magazine, Oct 1, 2010
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September 2010

"Deftly presented, this evocation of a sultry, seamy island paradise serves as the literary counterpart of the joyous, funky music of Haiti and the paintings of its "naive" school of artists, who present exaggerated figures in a rough and brightly colored world"

Library Journal, Sep 1, 2010
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September 2010

“Deftly presented, this evocation of a sultry, seamy island paradise serves as the literary counterpart of the joyous, funky music of Haiti and the paintings of its "naive" school of artists, who present exaggerated figures in a rough and brightly colored world.”

Library Journal, Sep 1, 2010
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August 2010

"Dany Laferrière’s Heading South, translated by Wayne Grady, is a slim novel of poetic beauty and political hardball about his native Haiti from the Montreal-dwelling author whose How to Make Love to a Negro (1985) was a cult sensation. Here, six world-wise women stir up a volatile clash of romance and class while visiting the exotic, beleaguered island nation in the grip of a despotic regime."

Elle Magazine, Aug 5, 2010
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October 2009

“There are many different voices featured in Heading South, starting with Fafan, a young Haitian boy with a particular knack for understanding (and often seducing) women. The narrative then switches. At different points we met Brenda and Ellen, visitors to Port-au-Prince, as well as many others characters who balance their happiness with their need to survive.”

FastForward Weekly, Oct 15, 2009
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June 2009

"As hypnotic and seductive as their fevered human landscape, these narratives cast a disarming spell as they expose the sexual wagers that mark a daily struggle for survival. A potent and irresistible blend of masculine sensuality and social criticism. Beware Dany Laferriere: his words will bewitch you."

Nancy Lee, author of Dead Girls, Jun 30, 2009
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June 2009

“Dany Laferriere is that very rare writer who can make you laugh out loud and also make your soul ache. His work is smart, edgy, and extremely sexy. Heading South is all of these things and more. English language readers who first came across these characters via the internationally acclaimed film only saw the tip of the iceberg. This book is not only icing on the cake, but is a crucial, essential read.

Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I'm Dying, Jun 23, 2009
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