A Woman on Her Feet
Original title: Une femme debout
About La Fille de l’ogre:
I didn’t read it, I devoured it […] we revisit the century, we’re thrilled by this woman, who is both sad and admirable. — France info TV
Catherine Bardon has a flair for portraiture and the art of blending the tale of an individual destiny into the noria of collective human adventures. — La Provence
An excellent fictionalized account, enriched with iconographic documents, which tells us more about this woman with a shattering destiny than a simple biography. — La Marseillaise
I had an incredible time! Catherine Bardon is a formidable storyteller. — Sud Radio
The extraordinary story of Sonia Pierre, a human rights activist who made her life a struggle.
Sonia Pierre was born in 1963 in the Dominican Republic to Haitian parents. A bright child, she grew up in a batey, a sugarcane-cutting camp, and very quickly developed a strong political conscience, witnessing the treatment meted out to Dominicans of Haitian origin. After becoming a lawyer, she spent her entire life fighting for the rights of children born to Haitian parents who had no legal existence in the Dominican Republic.
Catherine Bardon, a fine connoisseur of the Dominican Republic, retraces the incredible journey of this exceptional woman.
A powerful and necessary novel.
- By the author of the Les Déracinés saga: half a million copies sold, 8 literary awards, a huge bestseller.
- The portrait of a strong, committed woman.
- After La Fille de l’ogre, a new novelized biography.
- A well-documented novel that sheds light on a complex migratory situation.