Breath, Eyes, Memory

by Edwidge Danticat

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Critical Context (Masterplots II: African American Literature)

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Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 59

Almost all reviews praised the lyricism of Breath, Eyes, Memory and commented on Danticat’s enormous promise as a young writer. Several highlighted the novel’s important contribution to knowledge about Haiti and its people. Others placed it in the context of feminist writing, because it focuses on the need for women to reclaim ownership of their own bodies.

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