Edwidge Danticat Questions and Answers

Edwidge Danticat

This story takes place in Bel Air, a "mid-level slum" in Haiti. It is a community that is fraught with gang violence and crime. The protagonist Pascal's mother and father own a restaurant, and...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2020 3:12 pm UTC

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The importance of family and belonging are the two most important themes in Edwidge Danticat's short story "Night Talkers." The title itself is indicative of a sense of family and belonging.As Dany...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2016 6:44 am UTC

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Edwidge Danticat

The sculpture that Ka makes of her father represents how she sees him, a strong, dignified man who managed to maintain his integrity despite being imprisoned. In depicting him in such a way, Ka...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2021 12:34 pm UTC

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Edwidge Danticat

In "Boat People," written by Felix Morisseau-Leroy and read aloud by Edwidge Danticat at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature in 2009, the stereotypes are included in the...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2011 11:43 am UTC

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In Edwidge Danticat's 2002 work, there is plenty of imagery and symbolism found in the first chapter of After the Dance. In her recounting of her return to Haiti in "Jacmel 2001|Carnival Country,"...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2019 1:40 am UTC

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Edwidge Danticat

Danticat's essay about the 2010 earthquake is reflective of the pain that she experienced as both Haitian- American as well as human being. The reading illuminates that such disasters impact us on...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2014 10:18 am UTC

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I think that one way in which Danticat is able to tailor her style for this audience is through the use of first person narrative. The setting of Good Housekeeping is one where Danticat is able to...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2014 10:38 pm UTC

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Celiane Esperance, the narrator of Edwidge Danticat's Behind the Mountains, loves her journal. She calls her journal "Ti liv mwen" ("my sweet little book"). The journal was given to her by her...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2013 7:38 pm UTC

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Danticat writes from a first person perspective of a Haitian- American in her article regarding the Haitian Earthquake in 2010. Danticat writes from the first person perspective for a couple of...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2014 9:57 am UTC

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