She is a Haitian writer born in Port au Prince. When he was two years old, his
father emigrated to the United States to work in a factory. Two years later, he left
his mother too, and she was in the care of his uncle. At twelve, she emigrated to
the United States in search of his parents and settled in Brooklyn.
She graduated in French literature and
then earned a masters degree at the
University of Brown. At twenty he
published his first work Word, eyes,published his first work Word, eyes,
memory (1994), which followed the
storybook Krik? Krak! (1997) and the
novel Harvest bones.
His works show the back of the island of Haiti and reveal a deep and
fantastic place, without leaving behind, ethnic, economic and political
problems that cross the inhabitants of that country.
It is the first Haitian writer who
writes in English, he lives in the
United States and his work has been
translated into more than ten
EDWIDGE DANTICAT'S BOOK
• Breath, Eyes, Memory 1994
• Claire of the Sea Light 2013
• Krik? Krak! 1995
• The Farming of Bones 1998• The Farming of Bones 1998
• The Dew Breaker 2004
EDWIGE DANTICAT’S BOOKS
• Brother, I'm Dying2007
• Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti 1940, 2005
• Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work 2010
• The Best American Essays 2011
• Untwine 2015
The female street vendors called to one another
as they came down the road when one
merchant dropped heavy babasket,another
caled out of concerm,”ou libèrè?caled out of concerm,”ou libèrè?
Arer you free from your heavy load?The woman
with the load would answer yes,had unloaded
her freight witout hurting herself.
BY: EDWIDGE DANTICAT