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Edwidge Danticat

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It's not easy to start over in a new place,' he said. 'Exile is not for everyone. Someone has to stay behind, to receive the letters and greet family members when they come back.

— Edwidge Danticat

#haiti #refugees #family

...women, brave as stars at dawn

— Edwidge Danticat

#inspirational #inspirational

All anyone can hope for is just a tiny bit of love, like a drop in a cup if you can get it, or a waterfall, a flood, if you can get that too.

— Edwidge Danticat


The women in your family have never lost touch with one another. Death is a path we take to meet on the other side.

— Edwidge Danticat

#matrilineage #women #death

I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles.

— Edwidge Danticat

#amazing #dreams #extraordinary #growing #growing up

In fact that is the struggle that most Americans - As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way.

— Edwidge Danticat

#country #fact #in fact #interaction #limited

Especially moments when things are very difficult and complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what is happening and I am still trying to understand and to reach family back home.

— Edwidge Danticat

#back #complicated #difficult #especially #family

Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children. Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed.

— Edwidge Danticat

#claimed #even #execute #florida #hope

I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme. And that's what they end up knowing about it.

— Edwidge Danticat

#end #extreme #haiti #hear #i

More and more people are able to access information - thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are interested you can find things. Which is different than even 20 years ago.

— Edwidge Danticat

#access #ago #different #even #find

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Retrieved 16 April 2009. This left Danticat and her younger brother Eliab to be raised by her aunt and uncle.  

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