Danticat, Edwidge 1969-
Most widely held works about Edwidge Danticat
Most widely held works by Edwidge Danticat
Breath, eyes, memory by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
63 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,535 libraries worldwide
At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from the impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York to be reunited with her mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and where she gains a legacy of shame that can only be healed when she returns to Haiti, to the woman who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.
The dew breaker by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
39 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,787 libraries worldwide
Story of a man known as a "dew breaker," a Haitian torturer, whose past crimes lie beneath his new American reality.
Brother, I'm dying by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
56 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,567 libraries worldwide
Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father" when she was placed in his care at age four when her parents left Haiti for America. So she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City, whom she struggles to remember--she has left behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. The story of a new life in a new country while fearing for those still in Haiti soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. In 2004, his life threatened by a gang, the frail, 81-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world.--From publisher description.
The farming of bones : a novel by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
42 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 2,243 libraries worldwide
A novel on a massacre of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic of the 1930s. The protagonists are two Haitian lovers, a sugarcane cutter and a maid. Twenty thousand people died in a government-led campaign of ethnic cleansing. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory. The young Haitian National Book Award nominee tells an epic tale of the 1937 tragedy at the border between Haiti & the Dominican Republic. An emotion-charged historical novel about the people of Haiti & the Dominican Republic in which Amabelle, an aging Haitian woman, recalls the the terrible massacre of 1937 & what happened to her & the man she loved. From the acclaimed author of "Krik? Krak!". 1937: On the Dominican side of the Haiti border, Amabelle, a maid to the young wife of an army colonel falls in love with sugarcane cutter Sebastien. She longs to become his wife and walk into their future. Instead, terror unfolds them. But the story does not end here: it begins.
Krik? Krak by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,992 libraries worldwide
When Haitians tell a story, they say "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! In her second novel, Edwidge Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind prison walls and in the face of unfathomable loss; of a people who resist the brutality of their rulers through the powers of imagination. The result is a collection that outrages, saddens, and transports the reader with its sheer beauty.
Anacaona, Golden Flower by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Beginning in 1490, Anacaona keeps a record of her life as a possible successor to the supreme chief of Xaragua, as wife of the chief of Maguana, and as a warrior battling the first white men to arrive in the West Indies, ravenous for gold.
Behind the mountains by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Writing in the notebook which her teacher gave her, thirteen-year-old Celiane describes life with her mother and brother in Haiti as well as her experiences in Brooklyn after the family finally immigrates there to be reunited with her father.
Create dangerously : the immigrant artist at work by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
"Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them."--Create Dangerously In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile, examining what it means to be an immigrant artist from a country in crisis. Inspired by Albert Camus' lecture, "Create Dangerously," and combining memoir and essay, Danticat tells the stories of artists, including.
The butterfly's way : voices from the Haitian dyaspora [sic] in the United States ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Poetry, essays, stories, and letters by people whose Haitian experiences shaped their lives.
After the dance : a walk through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
The author returns to her native land to describe Jacmel, Haiti, in the week leading up to Carnival, in a series of essays that capture the cultural magic, music, and madness of Carnival.
Eight days : a story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Junior tells of the games he played in his mind during the eight days he was trapped in his house after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Includes author's note about Haitian children before the earthquake and her own children's reactions to the disaster.
Haiti noir ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
A collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti.
Égalité for all Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose genius was admired by allies and enemies alike.
The Beacon Best of 2000 : great writing by women and men of all colors and cultures ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Tent life : Haiti by Wyatt Gallery ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
On January 12, 2010, Gallery was on assignment in Curaçao when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. He returned in September, to continue photographing the heartbreaking living situations within the massive tent cities turned makeshift shantytowns, as well as the spirit of strength, hope, and resilience displayed by the people of Haiti.
In the flicker of an eyelid by Jacques Stéphen Alexis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
The shape of water ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Follows the efforts of women political activists in four developing countries (Brazil, India, Israel & Senegal) to effect positive change.
Poto mitan Haitian women, pillars of the global economy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
"Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, POTO MITAN gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while POTO MITAN offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates that these are global struggles" -- Container.
Love, anger, madness : a Haitian triptych by Marie Chauvet ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
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, class, and sex that have ruled Haiti. Suppressed upon its initial publication in 1968, this major work became an underground classic and was finally released in an authorized edition in France in 2005. In Love, Anger, Madness, Marie Vieux-Chauvet offers three slices of life under an oppressive regime. Gradually building in emotional intensity, the novellas paint a shocking portrait of families and artists struggling to survive under Haiti's terrifying government restrictions that have turned its society upside down, transforming neighbors into victims, spies, and enemies. In 'Love', Claire is the eldest of three sisters who occupy a single house. Her dark skin and unmarried status make her a virtual servant to the rest of the family. Consumed by an intense passion for her brother-in-law, she finds redemption in a criminal act of rebellion. In 'Anger', a middle-class family is ripped apart when twenty-year-old Rose is forced to sleep with a repulsive soldier in order to prevent a government takeover of her father's land. And in 'Madness', René, a young poet, finds himself trapped in a house for days without food, obsessed with the souls of the dead, dreading the invasion of local military thugs, and steeling himself for one final stand against authority.
The best American essays 2011 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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