New book : An Aroma of Coffee by Dany Laferrière.
The author narrates his childhood in Haïti from his child’s gaze.
The book is focused on the grandmother of the author, that he is very fond of.
She teaches him all sort of things such as : we all have an official name and a secret name that you should tell no one.
According to his grandmother, you’re truly dead when there is no one left to remember you.
When his grandson will be in trouble she’ll always take his side, but she’ll show him that she can’t be fooled.
The author also narrates the excitement of childhood sweetheart.
The picture of his grandmother is always associated with a cup of coffee that she liked to enjoy on the front porch of her house.
Laissez-vous séduire par L’Odeur du café de Dany Laferrière.
Let yourself be tempted by An Aroma of Coffee by Dany Laferrière.