Sunday, June 30, 2013

Danticat's Haiti

Edwidge Danticat's nonfiction work Brother, I'm Dying, follows her life as a child growing up in Haiti, and being left in the care of her Uncle Joseph when her parents set out to establish a life in America.  Weaving in scenes and memories from both the U.S. and Haiti, Danticat explores the strength of family ties in the face of illness, violence, and distance.  I could not get a really strong sense of Danticat's writing style in this book, so I would be interested to read one of her books of fiction. 

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