Rodney Saint-Éloi is one of the most important figures to have emerged in contemporary francophone literature through his dual roles as a writer and publisher. As a writer, with works encompassing poetry, memoir, edited collections, and children’s books, he has revealed his personal story, as well as that of his native Haiti and his adopted homeland of Québec, Canada. As a publisher, Saint-Éloi has given voice to those silenced by colonialism, allowing diverse writers to tell their stories in their own words. Reflective, poetic, and ultimately optimistic, Saint-Éloi’s varied literary outlets provide a blueprint for his vision of a common humanity united in its diversity.

Saint-Éloi was born in Cavaillon, a small rural town in the south of Haiti, in 1963. The eldest of five

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Citation: Thomas, Bonnie. "Rodney Saint-Éloi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 April 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=15067, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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