Haitian-Canadian writer to join guardians of French language

Dany Laferrière becomes both the first Haitian and first Québécois member of the Académie Française.

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The Académie Française, the exclusive and ancient institution tasked with safeguarding the French language, will welcome both its first Haitian and first Québécois member on Thursday in the form of novelist Dany Laferrière, reports FRANCE 24.