Edwidge Danticat's short story from Haiti Noir 2: The
Classics, "The Port-au-Prince Marriage Special," was included
in Ms. Magazine's Fall 2013 issue.
"A worthy sequel that skillfully uses a popular genre to help us
better understand an often frustratingly complex and indecipherable
"There is danger and regret and fear in these stories, as
characters try to negotiate a complex and often confounding
--Miami Herald, Feature on Haiti Noir
2 Miami launch
"Just when you thought you have read it all and have experienced
the best of literary brilliance, there comes along an unrivaled
work of narrative intensity, penned with a spellbinding
authenticity. Haiti Noir 2 is just that work of art....A
--Kaieteur News Online
"Quite a collection...a multi-generational tour of Haiti's
literature...It makes you feel as if some things out to have Part
"This is a great collection of stories set in Haiti."
Praise for the original Haiti Noir:
"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian
culture and resilience that is cause for celebration."
"This anthology will give American readers a complex and nuanced
portrait of the real Haiti not seen on the evening news and
introduce them to some original and wonderful writers."
"While the publisher defines the term 'noir' broadly-requiring
sinister tales or crime stories that evoke a strong sense of place
and do not have happy endings-the Haiti book offers its own spin
with plenty of grisly crime, dire poverty, and references to magic
and religion. There is also some tenderness."
--New York Times
Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn
Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of
original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new
stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within
the city of the book.
Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida
Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol
Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany
Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire
Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène
Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancey, and Roxane Gay.
The original best-selling Haiti Noir comprised all-new
stories by today's best Haitian authors. This new volume collects
the true classics of Haitian literature--both short stories and
excerpts from longer works--and will be an integral piece of
understanding how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty
years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian
writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she
follows on the success of the original first volume.