The formidable Edwidge Danticat has won awards for her novels, short stories, and memoirs, and all of these gifts are on display in the powerful essays of CREATE DANGEROUSLY (Princeton Univ., $19.95). Each piece in this collection illuminates a corner of Danticat’s native Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, from the violent regime of “Papa Doc” Duvalier to the devastating earthquake of January 2010. In particular, Danticat highlights those “dangerous creators” who struggle to produce relevant art in the face of exile, crisis, or oppression. Her own searing blend of journalism, memoir, history, and criticism suggests that no single genre is up to such a task.
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work - Edwidge Danticat
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 19th, 2010
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