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Mona Guérin

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Died  30 December 2011

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Mona Guérin (October 9, 1934 – December 30, 2011) was a Haitian educator and writer.



The daughter of Gontran Rouzier and Camille Duplessy, she was born Mona Rouzier in Port-au-Prince. She studied with the Sœurs de Saint-Joseph de Cluny and at the Pensionnat Sainte-Rose de Lima in Port-au-Prince. She received a bursary from the Canada Arts Council which allowed her to study contemporary literature at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. On her return to Haiti, she married Joseph Guérin, an engineer; the couple had two daughters. She taught school from 1965 to 1980.

From 1961 to 1965, she wrote a weekly column for Le Nouvelliste. Guérin also wrote scripts for the television series Gala de Galerie which appeared on Télé-Haïti from 1977 to 1981 and for the radio series Roye ! Les Voilà which was broadcast from 1982 to 1994. She was host of the radio program Dieu à tout moment (1992-1994) and also wrote about sixty episodes for the radio series Petit théâtre de Magik-Stéréo.

In 1983, she was named a Chevalier in the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Guérin died in Port-au-Prince at the age of 77 after contracting pneumonia.


  • ’Oiseau de ces dames (1966)
  • Les Cinq Chéris (1969)
  • La Pieuvre (1971)
  • Chambre 26 (1973)
  • Sylvia (1974)
  • La Pension Vacher (1976)
  • Other works

  • Sur les vieux thèmes, poetry (1958)
  • Mi-figue, mi-raisin, stories (1998), received the Prix littéraire des Caraïbes from the Association des écrivains de langue française
  • References

    Mona Guérin Wikipedia

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