Monday Jun 27, 2022
Awakening Dreams - Thierry Kehou
In this week's episode, we speak with the multifaceted Thierry Kehou. We discuss publishing and his journey in translating to English literature from the black Francophone diaspora. We discuss Lampblack, a non-profit organization and magazine publishing Black writers globally that helped create. He's the Director of Programs & Partnerships for Poets & Writers where they offer Mapping the Maze, a professional development workshop for writers who are ready to make a concrete plan to get their work published.
Thierry Kehou is a founder and board member of Lampblack, and a writer and literary translator from French. He holds a BA in Individualized Study from New York University's Gallatin School and an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University Newark. His writing has appeared in Departures Magazine, The Huron River Review, Lampblack, and elsewhere. His working translation of Francis Bebey's Three Little Shoeshiners has received support from the Breadloaf Translators' Conference and was longlisted for the 2020 John Dryden Translation Competition. He was the guest speaker at the French-American Foundation's 35th annual Translation Prize held in 2022. His translation of Haitian writer Jean d'Amérique's debut novel Soleil à Coudre will be published by Other Press in 2023. He is currently working on a novel.
Lampblack website: https://www.lampblacklit.com/
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