On October 16th and 17th, Haitian-Québec author Josy Ollivier toured Washington following the launch of her first novel, “Chronique d’une saison torride.” The author started by giving a keynote address at a Symposium at Howard University on the celebrated Martiniquan writer, Aimé Césaire.
With the nom de plume of Josy O, the author also spoke to an advanced French literature class at Georgetown University before animating a literary salon with the faculty of the French Department, along with other Francophone literature fans.
Josy O, who is the widow of the famed author Émile Ollivier, was also interviewed in French and Creole by the international radio channel Voice of America. She concluded her tour in Washington with a literary salon at the Alliance française, where she delivered a lecture on the influence of Francophone literature in the Americas to a full house.
Josy O’s interview with Voice of American can be heard online here
(Starting at 18:40; in creole)