Edwidge Danticat


Edwidge Danticat is the best-selling author of Claire of the Sea Light and Brother, I'm Dying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Among other many awards and honors, she received the 2017 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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... Read more


Haiti, April 26, 1963: Some will commemorate this date with religious services, conferences, radio forums, film screenings, and testimonials. Read more

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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. Read more

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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... Read more

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She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993, the second American woman and the first black American to do so. Read more


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. Read more