Haiti: Writer and Playwright Mona Guerin Passes at 77

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Monday, 02 January 2012 17:49

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The writer and playwright, Mona Guerin, creator of famous Haitian soap opera "Woy! Les Voila!", died Friday, December 30 as a result of pneumonia. "She died at 77 years," announced her daughter Christina Guerin to the newspaper Le Nouvelliste.

Author of the successful soap opera "Woy Les Voila!" (950 episodes), numerous plays, newspaper articles and the famous column "Mi-figue mi-raisin" in Le Nouvelliste, Mona Guerin died peacefully while his family believed her out of danger.

Mona Guerin was a jack of all. If her first career was teaching, quickly she will be on stage (5 plays written between 1966 and 1976), on radio (programming and soap operas on radio Nouveau Monde radio Metropole, Magik Stereo) and Radio Soleil, on television (150 sketches for the show Gala de Gallerie), in newspapers and in her books (a collection of poetry and two collections of short stories). Most of her rich creations were successful.

Physically weakened for several years, Ms. Guerin had not shown more in public till her death.

She had two daughters, Elisabeth and Christina Guerin.