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Edwidge Danticat

3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
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Books by Edwidge Danticat
Claire of the Sea Light (2013)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I fall in love with places much easier than I fall in love with people so this novel was very appealing to me as it was about the place that is Ville Rose, a Hatian fishing village, as much as it was the people who live there. Danticat is a masterful artist who weaves the story f...
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: My two favorites: "What Broke My Father's Heart," by Katy Butler, and "Ascultation" by Steven Church. Butler's essay covers familiar territory -- our for-profit medical system takes her ailing father down many wrong roads -- but what makes her essay different, and better, is the ...
Haiti Noir (2010)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I don't often read noir, and this was an interesting foray into the genre. It's a book of short stories written by (primarily) Haitians, set (primarily) in Haiti. I'm sure there was a lot more going on in these stories that I didn't pick up on, as they made significant use of loc...
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (2010)
4.11 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I loved this linked collection of memoir/essays exploring the task of creating under dangerous conditions, and the challenges of memory, witnessing, and self-definition of the immigrant and/or exiled artist. Most of the people Danticat writes about are Haitian artists, writers a...
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