Edwidge Danticat | Literature Criticism Interview by Edwidge Danticat with Renee H. Shea

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Interview by Edwidge Danticat with Renee H. Shea

SOURCE: “The Dangerous Job of Edwidge Danticat: An Interview,” in Callaloo, Vol. 19, No. 2, January 17, 1996, pp. 382–89.

In the following interview, Shea and Danticat discuss various aspects of Danticat's work, including mother-daughter relationships and imagery.

[Shea:] Mothers and daughters are a central theme in your work, certainly in Breath, Eyes, Memory and in many of the short stories. This bond seems to be the very essence of women's lives, yet it is rarely a happy one. In Breath, Eyes, Memory, Ifé has a troubled relationship with both of her daughters, Martine and Atie, as does Martine with Sophie. Only in “Caroline's Wedding” does there seem to be any peace—at least with a living mother. Are you suggesting that this most intense and defining...

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