Edwidge Danticat

Editor's note: The author is a winner of the American Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award.June 20 is World Refugee Day, and we should honor this day by demanding that our gover... more

Jun 20, 2013 12:42 PM Dispatches

Haiti, April 26, 1963: Some will commemorate this date with religious services, conferences, radio forums, film screenings, and testimonials.Some will commemorate it on social media, on Twitter and Facebook.Others will choose to commemorate it pr... more

Apr 25, 2013 7:17 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Two years ago in Haiti, the Earth opened, buildings collapsed, and people died—300,000 to be precise. Anniversaries hurt. They brutalize the body. They pummel the spirit. more

Jan 10, 2012 10:16 PM Magazine 1 Comments

An appreciation of Nobel-winner Wole Soyinka at 75. Born on July 13 in Western Nigeria 75 years ago, Soyinka is one of Africa’s most prolific and versatile writers and also one of the continent’s most incisive and vocal critics It’s a good... more

Jul 14, 2009 6:48 PM

A few years ago, I flew to Port-au-Prince from New York while my cousin Laris was flown in the cargo section of a jet from Miami. more

May 23, 2006 4:00 PM Dispatches