Edwidge Danticat “(Re)Writing the Black Immigrant Experience”


As part of the lecture/conversation series entitled “The Black Unfamiliar in the 21st Century,” Edwidge Danticat will present “(Re)Writing the Black Immigrant Experience” on Wednesday, January 30, 7:00pm in the Great Room, Hildreth-Mirza Humanities Center, Bucknell University (in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania). The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. [RSVP is required to griot@bucknell.edu by January 23.]

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of BonesThe Dew BreakerCreate Dangerously, and Claire of the Sea Light. She is also the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She has written six books for children and young adults, AnacaonaBehind the MountainsEight DaysThe Last MapouMama’s NightingaleUntwine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow. Her most recent book, a work of nonfiction, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, was published in July 2017.

For more information, see https://www.bucknell.edu/griot-spring19

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