Breath, Eyes, Memory Essay

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Winters is a freelance writer and has written for a wide variety of academic and educational publishers. In the following essay, she discusses the genesis, recurring themes, and critical reception of Breath, Eyes, Memory.

Breath, Eyes, Memory weaves several threads of sexuality, body image, generational bonds and conflicts, the immigrant experience, and the desperate social and political situation in Haiti, to portray a young girl's coming of age and eventual emotional liberation. It was the first book by a Haitian woman to be published in English by a major publisher and to receive wide readership and attention, and because of this, some have seen Danticat as a voice for all Haitian Americans. Danticat has emphatically stressed in many interviews that this view is inaccurate and that she is one voice among many, telling a Random House interviewer, "My greatest hope is that mine becomes one voice in...

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