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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