The Haitian poet, writer, playwriter and painter, Frankétienne was the honorary guest of the City of Nantes for the commemoration of the National Day of the Abolition of Slavery, on May 9th 2014. He participated in a discussion about literature at association Mémoire de l’Outre Mer, and was part of an official ceremony at the Mémorial de l’Esclavage in Nantes.
Taking the opportunity of his presence in Nantes, the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study has invited him at the Institute for a discussion with the Fellows. A round-table, which will be broadcasted on Euradionantes, was moderated by Jean Jonnassaint, a Fellow researcher and writer of Haitian origin, specialist of Caribean literature, and Ali El Kenz, scientific advisor at the Institut.
Participated in the round-table:
* Alok Bhalla, Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2013-14
* Fatou Binetou DIal, Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2013-14
* Catherine Blandeau, director of the Grand T
* Benoît de Cornulier, Professor of linguistics at the Université de Nantes, Correspondent Member of the IAS-Nantes
* Sandra Hernandez, Assistant Professor et Université de Nantes
* Samuel Jubé, Director of IAS-Nantes
* Aspasia Nanaki, Secrétaire Général of IAS-Nantes
* Abdarahmane N’Gaïdé,Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2013-14
* Françoise Rubellin, Professor of literature at the Université de Nantes, Correspondent Member of the IAS-Nantes
* Luciana Soares Santoprete, Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2013-14