Histories of Resistance: Marie-Célie Agnant & Kim Leine
September 25 at 2pm
Acclaimed writers Marie-Célie Agnant and Kim Leine present their newest works of historical fiction, each set against tyrannical times in history. Haiti-born Quebec author Agnant crafts a rich testimony of feminist resistance in A Knife in the Sky (translated by Katia Grubisic), when a truth-seeking student and journalist are put in the crosshairs of Haiti’s first Duvalier regime, the traumatic effects of which reverberate 30 years later. Danish-Norwegian novelist Leine’s The Colony of Good Hope (translated by Martin Aitken) explores the first encounters of Danish colonists and Greenlanders in the early 18th century, and the brutal clash that followed between priests and pagans and the forces that drive each individual towards darkness or light.
Moderated by Deborah Dundas.
Date & Time: September 25 at 2pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing
Presented with support from the Nordic Bridges and Danish Arts Foundation.