International Author Discussion: A Closer look with Fabienne Josephat of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow

Fabienne Josaphat brought Haiti’s Prison Break story to the college

November 2, 2016

On Nov. 2, the International Education Department Pierce College held an author discussion with Fabienne Josephat of Dancing in the Baron's Shadow. It was held in the performance lounge of the Cascade Building.


From Florida International University, Josephat completed her creative writing degree with a Masters in Fine Arts. She has brought many of her characters to life through her writing, such as MiamiZine and The Caribbean Writer. On Feb. 9 of this year, Josephat’s first work, Dancing in the Baron's Shadow, was published.


Placing the reader in Haiti around 1965, the book tells its readers about L'Eveillé’s brother’s Fort Dimanche Prison Break, which is corrupted by an awful militia. Josephat covers her writing as well as background information concerning Haiti’s suffering under Francois Duvalier, the dictator, who is also known as Papa Doc.


The discussion is free event, and students are welcome to join without a registration. Josephat currently resides in Miami as devoting herself to writing.

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