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This year, we celebrate in memoriam the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie. More than just a brilliant intellectual, Alexis was also an active participant in the social and political debates of his time; born in April 1922, he’s believed to have been killed by the regime of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier. Born in October 1922, Mégie (also known as “Togiram”) was a journalist, writer, poet, and novelist. A defender of the Haitian Creole language since the 1940s, he wrote in both Haitian Creole and French. The panelists celebrating these two extraordinary trailblazers include writers Lyonel Trouillot and Marc Exavier, film director Arnold Antonin, and founder of The Haitian Voice, Angelucci Manigat.