Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040317, 20000223, 19991103
Winner of the Pushcart Short Story Prize and a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award for her collection of stories called Krik? Krak!, Edwidge Danticat again visits her homeland of Haiti through her second novel, The Farming of Bones, this time exploring the historic animosity and military strife between the island states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1937. Critically acclaimed at the age of 25 as the voice of her native country, Danticat talks about the conflicts between her public versus her writing life.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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