Danticat, Edwidge

About Edwidge Danticat

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Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)



Gutterman, Annabel. “Finding a Place to Call Home.” TIME Magazine, vol. 194, no. 8-9, 2019

Selwyn, Laurie. “Everything Inside.” Library Journal, vol. 144, no. 11, 2019

Nwangwa, Shirley. “Mosaic of Memory.” Women's Review of Books, vol. 36, no. 4, 2019

Grabowski, William. “The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story.” Library Journal, vol. 142, no. 10, 2017

Page, Lisa. “Edwidge Danticat Illuminates Haiti.” Virginia Quarterly Review, vol. 89, no. 4, 2013



Gleibermann, Erik. “The Story Will Be There When You Need It: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat.” World Literature Today, vol. 43, no. 1, 2019

Lewis-Brown, Alscess. "'Bearing Witness": An Interview with Edwidge Danticat." Caribbean Writer, vol. 28, 2014

Schwabe, Liesl. "Exploring from Within." Publishers Weekly, vol. 260, no. 23, 2013

Pulitano, Elvira. " An Immigrant Artist at Work: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat." Small Axe, vol. 15, no. 3, 2011

Williams, Wilda. "Q&A Edwidge Danticat." Library Journal, vol. 135, no. 20, 2010

Adisa, Opal Palmer." Up Close and Personal: Edwidge Danticat on Haitian Identity and the Writer's Life." African American Review, vol. 43, no. 2-3, 2009

Collins, Michael S. "An Interview with Edwidge Danticat." Callaloo, vol. 30, no. 2, 2007

Mirabal, Nancy Raquel. "Dyasporic Appetites and Longings: An Interview with Edwidge Danticat." Callaloo, vol. 30, no. 1, 2007

Alexandre, Sandy, and Ravi Y. Howard. "An Interview with Edwidge Danticat." Journal of Caribbean Literatures, vol. 4, no. 3, 2007

Smith, Katharine Capshaw. "Splintered Families, Enduring Connections: An Interview with Edwidge Danticat." Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 2, 2005

Layne, Prudence, and Lester Coran. "Haiti: History, Voice, Empowerment - An Interview with Edwidge Danticat." Sargasso, vol. 2, 2004

Lyons, Bonnie. "An Interview with Edwidge Danticat." Contemporary Literature, vol. 44, no. 2, 2003



Lascelles, Amber. “Locating Black Feminist Resistance through Diaspora and Post-Diaspora in Edwidge Danticat’s and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Short Stories.” African and Black Diaspora, vol. 13, no. 2, 2020

Wilson, Betty. “Literature and Activism, Literature as Activism: Case Studies from Caribbean Women's Writing in French: Marie Chauvet, Edwidge Danticat, Yanick Lahens, Gisèle Pineau.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 3, 2020

Glover, Kaiama L. “Must the Subaltern Speak: Edwidge Danticat, Feminism, and the Right to Silence.” The Scholar and Feminist Online, vol. 16, no. 1, 2019

Gervasio, Nicole. “The Memory of Words: Historical Recursions and Ideological Determinants in the Present and The Farming of Bones.” English Language Notes, vol. 57, no. 2, 2019

Clitandre, Nadège T. Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary, 2018

Rickel, Jennifer. “The Refugee and the Reader in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s By the Sea and Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker.” Lit, vol. 29, no. 2, 2018

Lo, Aline. “Locating the Refugee’s Place in Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dying.” Lit, vol. 29, no. 1, 2018

Rohrleitner, Marion Christina. “’Create Dangerously’: Immigration as Radical Hope in Edwidge Danticat’s Fiction and Creative Nonfiction.” The Immigrant Experience, Jayasuriya (ed.), 2018

Jean-Charles, Régine Michelle. “Of Memories and Men: The Ethics of Life Writing in Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying and Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother.” Writings on Caribbean History, Literature, Art and Culture: One Love, François (ed.), 2018

Raab, Josef. “Liberation and Lingering Trauma: U.S. Present and Haitian Past in Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker.” Politics and Cultures of Liberation: Media, Memory, and Projections of Democracy, Bak et al. (eds.), 2018

Fürst, Saskia. “Palimpsests of Ancestral Memories: Black Women’s Collective Identity Development in Short Stories by Edwidge Danticat and Dionne Brand.” English Academy Review, vol. 34, no. 2, 2017

Montgomery, Maxine L. “A Lasiren Song for the Wonn: Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light and the Legend of Mami Wata.” CLA Journal, vol. 59, no. 4, 2016

Jones, Alwin. "The Novel Witness(es): Re-Membering after Trauma in Adichie's GhostsCliff's No Telephone, and Danticat's Farming of Bones." Between Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction and Criticism, Poe and Wattley (eds.), 2012



Autobiography/Life Writing

The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story (2017)

Brother, I’m Dying (2009)

After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (2002)



Claire of the Sea Light (2013)

The Dew Breaker (2004)

The Farming of Bones (1998)

Krik? Krak! (1996)

Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994)


Children’s and Young Adult’s Books

My Mommy Medicine (2019)

Mama’s Nightingale (2015)

Untwine (2015)

The Last Mapou (2013)

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti (2010)

Anacaona: Golden Flower - Haiti, 1490 (2005)

Behind the Mountains (2002)


Short Story Collections

Everything Inside: Stories (2020)

Ed. Haiti Noir 2 : The Classics (2014)

Ed. Haiti Noir (2011)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“So Brutal a Death.” The New Yorker, 15 Jun. 2020

“The Ripple Effects of the Coronavirus on Immigrant Communities.” The New Yorker, 6 Apr. 2020

“Haiti Faces Difficult Questions Ten Years After a Devastating Earthquake.” The New Yorker, 11 Jan. 2020

“Demonstrators in Haiti Are Fighting for an Uncertain Future.” The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2019

“A Voice from Heaven.” On Being, 6 May 2017

“Without Her.” The New York Times, 23 Apr. 2015

“Edwidge Danticat: The Price of Sugar.” Creative Time Reports, 5 May 2014

Danticat, Edwidge, Opal Palmer Adisa and Erna Brodber. "Ways of Reading Sexual Shame, Violence, and Pain." Sexual Feelings: Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing Through Affect, Valovirta (ed.), 2014

Danticat, Edwidge, Opal Palmer Adisa, Erna Brodber and Shani Mootoo. "Communities That Heal - Reading Sexual Healing." Sexual Feelings: Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing Through Affect, Valovirta (ed.), 2014

“Look at Me: Photographs from Africa Past and Present.” Harpers Magazine, 2013

“Detention Is No Holiday.” The New York Times, 27 Mar. 2012

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (2011)

As Editor: The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora [sic] in the United States (2011)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

“The Sunday Read – The Daily Podcast.” The New York Times, 12 Jul. 2020

National Book Festival Presents Edwidge Danticat. YouTube, 12 Nov. 2019

Edwidge Danticat reads from "Without Inspection" and from The Art of Death, introduced by Aja Monet.  YouTube, 29 Mar. 2019

Edwidge Danticat at Revolution Books. Vimeo, Jul. 31 2013

An Interview with Edwidge Danticat. YouTube, 1 Feb. 2008