Writers & Company

Edwidge Danticat Interview

Edwidge Danticat was raised in Haiti by her Protestant minister uncle, went to Catholic mass every Friday with her school, and lived within sight of a Vodou temple - all of which informed her world view, and shaped her notion of how to live a respectful life.
(Jonathan Demme)
  This week, from Haiti and the United States, Edwidge Danticat.  Her moving book,  Claire of the Sea Light, is set in a Haitian fishing village before the earthquake. 

 "There's a proverb my mother is always saying, 'We're all walking with our coffins under our arms.'  Some of us know it, and some of us don't." - Edwidge Danticat

​​The music to close the ​Edwidge Danticat Interview​:
   
CD:  HAITI MON COEUR 
Cut # ​​3 : "Mayi a gaye​" 
Composer:  Anon 
Performer:  ​Jorane 
Label:  ​INDEPENDENT HAITI 2010 

Claire of the Sea Light is published in paperback by Knopf.

   

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