Edwidge Danticat | Critical Review by Joanne Omang

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Edwidge Danticat.
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SOURCE: A review of Krik? Krak! in Book World-The Washington Post, May 14, 1995, p. 4.

In the following review of Krik? Krak!, Omang observes that "Danticat seems to be overflowing with the strength and insight of generations of Haitian women."

In Haitian-American Edwidge Danticat, modern Haiti may have found its voice. "When you write," she says in an epilogue, "it's like braiding your hair," and into these nine short stories she has woven the sad with the funny, the unspeakable with the glorious, the wild horror and deep love that is Haiti today.

Only 26, Danticat seems to be overflowing with the strength and insight of generations of Haitian women. In the past under Papa Doc, in New York now and on the leaky rafts in between, she speaks through the dead and through the living and the walking wounded alike, her tone changing without apparent effort to...

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