Edwidge Danticat


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in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
January 19, 1969

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Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; and The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures.

Danticat earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard College, where she won the 1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an MFA from Brown University. She lives in Miami with her husband and daughters.

Average rating: 3.93 · 78,998 ratings · 7,721 reviews · 103 distinct worksSimilar authors
Breath, Eyes, Memory

3.88 avg rating — 25,870 ratings — published 1994 — 31 editions
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Claire of the Sea Light

3.64 avg rating — 8,621 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
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The Farming of Bones

4.07 avg rating — 7,178 ratings — published 1998 — 31 editions
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Krik? Krak!

4.12 avg rating — 6,888 ratings — published 1996 — 22 editions
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The Dew Breaker

3.80 avg rating — 6,168 ratings — published 2004 — 29 editions
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Brother, I'm Dying

4.10 avg rating — 5,189 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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Untwine

3.69 avg rating — 2,106 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Anacaona: Golden Flower, Ha...

3.74 avg rating — 1,801 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Create Dangerously: The Imm...

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“Love is like the rain. It comes in a drizzle sometimes. Then it starts pouring and if you're not careful it will drown you.”
Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory

“No, women like you don't write. They carve onion sculptures and potato statues. They sit in dark corners and braid their hair in new shapes and twists in order to control the stiffness, the unruliness, the rebelliousness.”
Edwidge Danticat, Krik? Krak!

“Misery won't touch you gentle. It always leaves its thumbprints on you; sometimes it leaves them for others to see, sometimes for nobody but you to know of.”
Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones

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