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Edwidge Danticat

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Edwidge Danticat

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In this episode, the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat talks to our guest interviewer, writer and editor John Freeman, about mourning and death, about birds and migration, about literary ancestors - and Toni Morrison.Read more about Danticat, Freeman and everything they talked about in our show notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 10mins

30 Mar 2021

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Uncovering The Hidden Truth of Haitian Literature, featuring Edwidge Danticat


A hint of myth, a splash of legend, and a heaping spoonful of artistry is the secret recipe for Haitian Literature. Joining us on this episode of Refleksyon is award winning novelist and cultural ambassador, Edwidge Danticat, as we discuss astonishing facts about Haiti's seemingly untold rich history of literature and how Haitian literary geniuses have shaped not only Haitian but also American culture for so many generations. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/refleksyon/support


17 Mar 2021

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Edwidge Danticat: Everything Inside

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Edwidge Danticat’s latest book of short stories, Everything Inside, is set in Port-au-Prince, Miami, and beyond. It reflects on community, family, and love, and how people come to terms with death, of both their loved ones and their own. Edwidge will discuss her work, her life, Haiti, America, and immigrant stories. Featuring Edwidge Danticat and Cynthia Dewi Oka. You can also listen to our podcasts on Spotify and Apple Music! The post KEMBALI20 Podcast | Edwidge Danticat: Everything Inside appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

1hr 3mins

16 Mar 2021

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Edwidge Danticat: Everything Inside

KEMBALI20 Podcast

Edwidge Danticat’s latest book of short stories, Everything Inside, is set in Port-au-Prince, Miami, and beyond. It reflects on community, family, and love, and how people come to terms with death, of both their loved ones and their own. Edwidge will discuss her work, her life, Haiti, America, and immigrant stories.Featuring Edwidge Danticat and Cynthia Dewi Oka.

1hr 3mins

15 Mar 2021

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4. Edwidge Danticat on the Importance of Being Seen

GO Between the Covers

Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat shares her latest novel Everything Inside, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, love and her Haitian roots. Known as one of the greatest writers of all time, Edwidge was only 25 years old when her first novel was selected for Oprah’s Book Club. Our host Ann Bocock sits down with Edwidge Danticat to discuss her numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. Danticat shares how the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti has influenced her writing and what she’s learned about death through her books, The Art of Death and Brother, I’m Dying. Danticat also discusses the importance of being seen and how getting recognition from trailblazers like Oprah Winfrey and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Tony Morrison changed her life. Get all the details on this week’s episode of GO Between the Covers! Connect with Edwidge Danticat: Twitter: @edanticat Facebook: @EdwidgeDanitcat Website: https://edwidgedanticat.com And connect with us! https://www.southfloridapbs.org/gobtc/ Facebook: @BetweenTheCoversSouthFloridaPBS Twitter: @WPBT2, @WXELTV


1 Mar 2021

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The PloughRead: Not Just Nuclear by Edwidge Danticat

The PloughCast

Edwidge Danticat: Families are elders long buried and generations yet unborn.


20 Feb 2021

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A Mighty Blaze Podcast

Her writing has been called "powerful," "heartbreaking," "profound," and "masterful." In this episode, we'll hear insights from beloved Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat, author of THE DEW BREAKER, BROTHER I'M DYING, BREATH, EYES, MEMORY, and so many more. Ms. Danitcat talks to fellow writer Nancy Johnson, author of THE KINDEST LIE, about their writing processes and the special joys and challenges faced by American writers of color. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet


31 Jan 2021

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Edwidge Danticat on Haitian Art and Literature

Conversations with Tyler

Edwidge Danticat left Haiti when she was 12, she says, but Haiti never left her. At 14 she began writing stories about the people and culture she loved, and now is an internationally acclaimed novelist and short story writer as well a MacArthur Genius Fellow. Rather than holding herself out as an expert or sociologist on Haiti, she seeks to treat her characters and culture with nuance and show the beauty and complexity of the place she calls home. She joined Tyler to discuss the reasons Haitian identity and culture will likely persist in America, the vibrant Haitian art scenes, why Haiti has the best food in the Caribbean, how radio is remaining central to Haitian politics, why teaching in Creole would improve Haitian schools, what’s special about the painted tap-taps, how tourism influenced Haitian art, working with Jonathan Demme, how the CDC destroyed the Haitian tourism industry, her perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement, why she writes better at night, the hard lessons of Haiti’s political history, and more. Follow us on Twitter and IG: @cowenconvos  Email: cowenconvos@mercatus.gmu.edu Follow Tyler on Twitter Facebook Newsletter Image credit: Carl Juste


4 Nov 2020

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Reflections, with Edwidge Danticat

The Other Side of the Water: Immigration and the Promise of Racial Justice

This series begins with a conversation between host Ellie Happel and nationally acclaimed and award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat. Danticat shares personal accounts from her childhood in Haiti, her experience emigrating to the U.S. in 1981, and her work and identity as an immigrant artist.  Danticat arrived in the U.S. at a time when thousands of Haitians sought political asylum to escape the political persecution and extreme poverty of the Duvalier regime. The year 1981 also marked the beginning of the U.S. policy to detain immigrants arriving from Haiti and other parts of the world. The detention policy was widely challenged in a series of cases that culminated in Jean, the topic of episode two. 


22 Sep 2020

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Edwidge Danticat, on “Everything Inside,” Her Award-Winning Short-Fiction Collection, an Encore Episode

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

Edwidge Danticat, the first two-time winner of The Story Prize, sat with her long-time friend Mitchell Kaplan, for a moving conversation last year. “Everything Inside” now out in paperback, has been selected by Reese Witherspoon as her Hello Sunshine book club pick for August. Host: Mitchell KaplanProducer: Carmen LucasEditor: Justin Alvarez, Lit Hub Radiohttps://booksandbooks.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Aug 2020