Kettly Mars


Born
in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
September 03, 1958


Kettly Mars is a Haitian poet and novelist. She writes in French, and her books have been translated in English, Italian, Dutch, Danish, and Japanese.

Mars was born on September 3, 1958, in Port-au-Prince. She studied classical languages and worked the first twenty five years of her career as an office worker.

Since she was young she has been fascinated by poetry and around her age of thirty five years she began to write poems herself. Initially she wrote on the importance of love, the human body and sexuality in everyday life.

Her novels are situated in Haiti, although her themes are rather universal. She makes combinations between for instance gender, human race, social class, spirituality, power and violence. In 2003 her first novel appeare
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Average rating: 3.76 · 433 ratings · 69 reviews · 18 distinct works
Saisons sauvages

3.63 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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L'heure hybride

3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2005
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Fado

3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Je suis vivant

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Le prince noir de Lillian R...

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Nouvelles d'Haïti

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Aux frontières de la soif

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Et tant pis pour la mort

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L'Ange du patriarche

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Mirage-Hôtel

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