Edwidge Danticat: A Brief Summary

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Novelist, short story writer and award winning author Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti on January 19, 1969. Since then at the age of forty seven Danticat has published a substantial amount of written work in the world. Begin a resident of Haiti once upon a time Danticat left her home country at an early age in her childhood to follow her parents to the United States. Making the transition from Haiti to the U.S was difficult for a young girl and she turned to the world of books for comfort. This later on inspired her to pursue a writing career. While her parents hoped their daughter made a career in medicine, Danticat attended Barnard College in New York to earn her B.A in French Literature and received her M.F.A from Brown University. Danticat …show more content…
Danticat also pulls from her personal experience in her life time.
Edwidge Danticat’s first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory was picked up by TV show host Oprah Winfrey in 1998 which earned her further recognition toward her work. One interesting fact about Danticat is that in 2013 she wrote a segment of a film called Girl Rising, which was a about tales of young women from around the world looking for education under hardships. Another is that she got recognition for an essay she wrote when she was just fourteen years old.
We are ugly but we are here by Danticat is a bit of a biographical essay and starts out with a brief and tragic history story about when and how her people’s suffering began. At the Spaniards arrival in Haiti, they proceeded to rape and kill their Queen Anacaona who ruled the western half of the island and through that action the village fell apart. She
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It has taught me how much the people have been mistreated through social injustice, women suffrage and further shown me how women rights can be promoted through a simple essay. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed Danticat’s essay and if I had a chance to ask the author I would ask if in her perspective have things changed and become better for country’s people since she wrote her