Hall Center For The Humanities


Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat
MacArthur Fellow & author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

"An Evening with Edwidge Danticat"
Humanities Lecture Series

Wed., Mar. 13, 2013, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Frances & Floyd Horowitz Lecture devoted to issues related to our multi-cultural society
Location: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

Edwidge Danticat is the American Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Brother, I'm Dying (2007), Krik? Krak! (1996), Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), and The Dew Breaker (2004). In 2009, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of her significant contributions to literature. Danticat, a native of Haiti, came to the United States when she was 12, and it is her moving and insightful depictions of Haiti that have brought the experience of Haitian immigration to the forefront of American literature. By writing about the themes of family, community, and relationships, Danticat evokes familiar emotional territory while still conjuring specific experiences and sensations of Haitian culture.

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