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From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve,…

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A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, an NPR "Great Read," a Christian Science Monitor  Best Fiction Book, and a Library Journal Top Book Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a…

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The 20th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticat's groundbreaking debut, now an established classic--revised and with a new introduction by the author, and including extensive bonus materials At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished…

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Drawing from a wide range of authors, experts, and historical texts, this collection challenges historical stereotypes and counters 200 years of cultural myths and disinformation. These essays explain the background to the current crisis in Haiti, revealing the…

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We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we…

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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…

Krik? Krak!

by Edwidge Danticat

|December 15, 2015

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Edwidge Danticat's only short story collection. Gorgeous 20th anniversary edition—complete with a new story! Arriving one year after the Haitian-American's first novel ( Breath, Eyes, Memory ) alerted critics to her compelling voice, these 10 stories,…

The Dew Breaker

by Edwidge Danticat

|December 18, 2007

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We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we…

Haiti Noir

by Edwidge Danticat

|December 7, 2010

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"A wide-ranging collection from the beloved but besieged Caribbean island. [ ] The 36th entry in Akashic's Noir series (which ranges from Bronx to Delhi to Twin Cities) is beautifully edited, with a spectrum of voices." -- Kirkus Reviews "Danticat has succeeded…

Eight Days

by Edwidge Danticat

|September 1, 2010

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In Edwidge's story, Junior is trapped under his pancaked house for eight whole days. After he is saved, people ask him repeatedly: "What did you do all this time? Were you scared? Did you cry?" "I played," he answers/ And so with each page, we see how he played…

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In five sections—Childhood, Migration, Half/First Generation, Return, and Future—the thirty-three contributors to this anthology write movingly, often hauntingly, of their lives in Haiti and the United States. Their dyaspora , much like a butterfly's…

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Available in English for the first time, Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s stunning trilogy of novellas is a remarkable literary event. In a brilliant translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur, Love, Anger, Madness is a scathing response to the struggles of race,…