#edwidgedanticat

MOST RECENT

Completed. ‘Brother, I’m Dying,’ by Edwidge Danticat (288 pages). This memoir tells the story of Danticat and her life that was bound by her father and her Uncle Joseph. By the age of four, Danticat’s parents had fled Haiti and moved to New York City, leaving two of their children behind with their Uncle Joseph, a revolutionary that over time became a preacher and teacher in Haiti. At age 12, her parents came back to Haiti and moved her and her brother to the United States. However, their family in Haiti were still dealing with presidential coups, gangs killings and the destructive aftermath of a U.S. invasion on the country of Haiti. This memoir also dives into the history of Haiti and its fight against corruption and its quest for independence after decades of mistreatment, neglect and slaughter by several governments of our world. At its height, this story is about family and the bond one shares even when distance and tragedy strikes seemingly after every triumph. A truly moving piece.
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When you overcome, you grow!🙌🏾
“Misery won’t touch you gentle. It always leaves its thumbprints on you; sometimes it leaves them for others to see, sometimes for nobody but you to know of.” -Edwidge Danticat
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#growth #edwidgedanticat #haiti
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A powerful little book; one I'd say is a must read.
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and even more new gems for the kiddos... #DeborahMills #AlfredoAlva #ClaudiaNavarro #EdwidgeDanticat #LeslieStaub #UlDeRico --S

“I believe in community as an alternative way forward, and not simply as a memory of the past,” Menchú says. “It is something dynamic... ✨

I discovered this gem from @wellreadblackgirl and am looking forward to diving into the depth of these talented voices - #edwidgedanticat, Gloria Anzaldúa, and many others... Art is liberation, it helps us see the many sides of ourselves. ✨
Patrisse Khan Cullers’, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” is also resonating deeply, her writing a challenge to us all around #mentalhealthawareness, it’s impact on poor and working class communities and America’s tolerance of the #prisonindustrialcomplex: Where were the supports these men needed? Men talking about broken dreams and no jobs and feeling hated by the world and being beat up by police... ✨

What are you reading lately? I hope it’s challenging you to discover new worlds and grow within your mind, body & spirit. Happy #nationalbookloversday!

Pray with our Feet,
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That’s right: It’s National Book Lovers Day! (Not to be confused with National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, which was yesterday. [Guess I’m a bad neighbor.])


Four years ago I wrote about 5 of my favorite books. Link in profile!

(08.08.18) "Misery won’t touch you gentle. It always leaves its thumbprints on you; sometimes it leaves them for others to see, sometimes for nobody but you to know of." #EdwidgeDanticat...

Making my way through KU’s Common Read this year, Create Dangerously. Excited to teach a section of Univ 101 this semester and have it as part of the curriculum! 😊👍 #bookstagram #ku #createdangerously #edwidgedanticat #read #immigrants #haiti #teaching

Next up on the reading list. It’s been in the queue for a while. #claireofthesealight #edwidgedanticat #read #summerreading #haiti #womenwriters

Looking forward to seeing Edwidge Danticat speak at @thepineryatthehill on November 4?

SAME HERE!

Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Lookout for group discounts (for any group over four)!

A must read for those interested in women's writing. Author Dr. Simone A. James Alexander, in this work, shows that over time #blackwomen have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or #patriarchal society. Through in-depth study of selective texts by #AudreLorde, #EdwidgeDanticat, #MaryseConde, and #GraceNichols, Alexander challenges the stereotypes ascribed to black female #sexuality, subverting it's assumed definition diseased, passive, or docile. Signup now to get your free audiobook on us and learn more on these different narratives of the #africandiaspora only on the @abantuaudio platform #Africandiasporicwomennarratives #abantuaudio





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A long drive allowed me to finish this gem. In #breatheyesmemory, #edwidgedanticat deals with what the memory of rape can do to a family of four generations. #goodreads #sariläser #sarireads #boktips #lästips

“Listen. Listen before it passes. The words can give wings to your feet.”
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Another quick portrait, this time of @edwidgedanticat. I read two of her books at the beginning of the summer and I insist that you read her family memoir "Brother, I'm Dying" if you are at all interested in the experience of a family split by emigration.

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I forgot this one. It was in my other library. 🤦🏾‍♀️

An Edwidge Danticat post is in order before I sink my teeth into Haiti Noire. She’s one of my top five favorite authors. Who’s in your top five?

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