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Edwidge Danticat Speaks About Memoir

November, 2016
  • Edwidge Danticat Speaks About Memoir
  • Students at Edwidge Danticat presentation
  • Students at Edwidge Danticat presentation

On November 17, Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I’m Dying, spoke about her powerful memoir.

Brother, I'm Dying has received many awards and commendations, including the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award, 2007 National Book Award Nomination and 2008 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Ms. Danticat also received the 2009 MacArthur Fellows Program Genius Grant and the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Ms. Danticat “brings the lyric language and emotional clarity of her remarkable 2004 novel “The Dew Breaker” to bear on the story of her own family, a story which, like so much of her fiction, embodies the painful legacy of Haiti’s violent history, demonstrating the myriad ways in which the public and the private, the political and the personal, intersect in the lives of that country’s citizens and exiles,” says The New York Times. 

This presentation was a part of the One Book program.