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How to Make Love to a Negro (Without Getting Tired)

A Novel

by Dany Laferrière

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"Laferriere's scintillating American debut recounts the sexual adventures of an eclectic cast of characters In each story-like chapter, Laferriere reveals the workings of race, class, and colonialism in Haitian society and the manipulative sexual power that underlies it all." -- Publisher's Weekly

Racial and sexual politics collide in this cult classic that launched Laferriere as one of North America's finest literary provocateurs.

Brilliant and tense, Dany Laferriere's first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired, is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published in 1985. With raunchy humor and a working-class intellectualism, Laferriere's narrator wanders the slums of Montreal, has sex with white women, and writes a book to save his life.

With this novel, Laferriere began a series of internationally acclaimed social and political novels about the love of the world, and the world of sex, including Heading South and I Am a Japanese Writer.

About the Author
Dany Laferrière est né en Haïti et a fait de Montréal, Miami et New York ses nouvelles terres d’accueil. Dany Laferrière est aussi journaliste, chroniqueur à la télévision et la radio, scénariste et réalisateur de cinéma. Il amorce sa carrière avec le succès phénoménal de son premier roman, Comment faire l’amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer. En 2006, il remporte le prix littéraire du Gouverneur général pour son livre de littérature jeunesse, Je suis fou de Vava, et en 2009 il remporte le Prix Médicis et le Grand Prix du livre de Montréal pour son roman, L’énigme du retour.
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