Edwidge Danticat

Author Edwidge Danticat on “Everything Inside”

Edwidge Danticat is an award-winning writer of novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs, with a focus on the rich experiences of the Haitian diaspora. Her latest book is the collection of short stories “Everything Inside.” We talk to Danticat in front of an audience at Woodburn high school.
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Writer Edwidge Danticat describes how Haitians respond in times of deep crisis

At least six flights carrying Haitian deportees touched down in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday. The passengers had been gathered at the US border in Del Rio, Texas, last week. Haiti is struggling to incorporate the new arrivals. At least 2,853 Haitians deported from Texas have landed in Haiti in the...
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Novelist Edwidge Danticat: Allow Haitians To Determine Their Own Future

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with award winning Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat about the challenges in Haiti. An earthquake that stole more than 2,000 lives, the assassination of the president, gang violence, have all plunged Haiti into chaos. And until today, thousands of Haitians were gathered on the southern border of the U.S. seeking asylum. Some are being allowed in. About 2,000 people were forced by the U.S. to fly back to the unstable nation they fled. The images have been harrowing. And for those who've lived the heartbreak of leaving their homeland for safety and a better life, this moment can be particularly resonant. Here to talk more on this is Edwidge Danticat. She's an award-winning Haitian American novelist and short story writer who writes often about the experience of the Haitian diaspora.
The New Yorker

Edwidge Danticat Remembers September 11th

Twenty years after the events of September 11th, the writer Edwidge Danticat reads from her essay “Flight,” about the way that tragedies are memorialized by those who survive them. Anand Gopal reports on the Taliban, whose young rank and file are hardly aware of the September 11th attacks that led to the twenty-year American campaign in Afghanistan. Jeannie Suk Gersen unpacks the novel mechanisms by which Texas S.B. 8 seems to undermine constitutional protections on abortion. And Jia Tolentino reports on a live show by the musician Caroline Polachek—the writer’s first since the pandemic began.