Edwidge Danticat on Using Writing to Reach the Past, Look Forward, Solve Problems (Video)

Repeating Islands

This interview and reading by Edwidge Danticat was posted in the NPR website by Jeffrey Brown.

“Claire of the Sea Light” is a story of death and loss, but also the enduring power of love. The intertwined lives in a small fishing village are upended when a seven-year-old girl disappears. Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat has returned with her first novel in a decade and her first work of fiction about her native country since the 2010 earthquake there.

Danticat is the author of “Krik? Krak!”, “The Dew Breaker” and “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” among others. Danticat joined Jeffrey Brown in our studio Tuesday for a conversation about her new work, her writing practice and Haiti.

You can also watch Danticat read an excerpt from “Claire of the Sea Light”:

For the original report go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec13/danticat_09-17.html

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