Edwidge Danticat talks about her new book, Claire of the Sea Light — and she shares a playlist of music that's close to her heart.
In this episode: The award-winning Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat discusses her new book, Claire Of The Sea Light — and she tells us about some of her favorite music in a Pick Three.
Plus: Laura Mvula, the British soul singer from Birmingham, performs in our studio.
And: Adam Sternbergh's recent New York Times Magazine cover story explores how we determine what is popular — and the new and slippery definitions of what popularity means.
Edwidge Danticat talks about her new novel, Claire of the Sea Light. It’s set in a small seaside town in Haiti where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. Claire Limyè Lanmè’s mother died in childbirth, and her father wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper who could give Claire a better life. Before he can make his decision, she disappears.
Edwidge Danticat was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her novel, Claire of the Sea Light. She also told us about her love of soup. Find out what else she's a fan of!
Haitians are somewhat more practiced in dealing with the calamity of natural disaster. At the Miami Book Fair International, writer Edwidge Danticat, whose work most recently appears in a trilingual (English, French, Creole) anthology, “So Spoke the Earth,” sat down to explain how Haitians approach natural disaster.
Edwidge Danticat stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to share some of her favorite picks, and more.
Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile, and discusses what it means to be an immigrant artist from a country in crisis. Her book Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work combines memoir and essay to tell the stories of artists, including herself, who create, despite—or because of—the suffering, violence, poverty, and oppression that drove them from their homelands, and continues to haunt them.
Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat has been busy, of late. She has two new books hitting bookstores this fall: Eight Days is a children's book about a boy trapped in the rubble after the earthquake in Haiti, and Create Dangerously is a book of reflections on the task of the immigrant writer.
The situation in Haiti has been front page news in the Miami area since the earthquake hit in mid-January. We find out how the Haitian community there is dealing with the disaster on a day-to-day basis. We look at how Haitians in South Florida are dealing with new temporary immigration policies.
Then we turn to artist Edwige Danticat, one of Miami’s most prominent Haitian-Americans.
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