Conversations, VOLUME 12

Edwidge Danticat- Everything Inside – NPR Interview

Edwidge Danticat NPR InterviewOne of the best new book releases of last week was:

Everything Inside: Stories
Edwidge Danticat

Hardback: Knopf, 2019
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Listen to an NPR Interview with Edwidge Danticat …

Danticat says the book reflects her own experience as an immigrant — her father came to America when she was only two years old and overstayed his tourist visa. Her mother followed when Danticat was four, and together the two lived undocumented for about eight years. “And during that time we were separated,” she says. “I stayed in Haiti with my aunt and uncle. And when I was 12, after they had changed their status and got their papers, then they were able to send for me and my brother, to join them in Brooklyn, New York, in 1981.”


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