Children of the Sea Essay

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In the following interview, Danticat discusses the stories in her collection Krik? Krak!, including "Children of the Sea."

This epigraph sets the stage and tone for the nine stories of the heart by Haitian-born Edwidge Danticat in her recent collection entitled Krik? Krak! In these tales of the politics and people of Haiti, past and present, on their island home and in newly formed immigrant communities, she lures us not simply to read but to participate in the tradition of Krik? Krak! that she remembers from childhood:

"Krik? Krak! is call-response but also it's this feeling that you're not merely an observer—you're part of the story. Someone says, 'Krick?' and as loud as you can you say, 'Krak!' You urge the person to tell the story by your enthusiasm to hear it."

So compelling are these stories, filled with the myth and poetry of...

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