Edwidge Danticat and Caribbean Relatability

Edwidge Danticat and Caribbean Relatability

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Late last year, I had the unbelievable pleasure of meeting Haitian-American author, Edwidge Danticat. I had read her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, over the summer and she quickly became one of my favorite storytellers.   image via ny times   If I’m being quite honest, I fell in love with Danticat’s work, especially the relatability I feel in reading it. As a Caribbean-American woman, it’s rare that I find novels and stories that reflect things that I’m familiar with. Danticat must have heard me complaining because I can relate to a lot of her stories and their nuanced portrayals …