Resistance And Loss In The Age Of COVID-19 With Edwidge Danticat : Latino USA According to Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat, stories are a way of finding inspiration and comfort during the times we're living through. Her award-winning writing portrays the immigrant experience, Haitian American identity, and loss. In conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Danticat dives into the history of resistance to the police violence that was all around her as a young adult in New York City, the loss of her own uncle who died at the hands of immigration authorities, and how she's making sense of the current moment.
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Resistance And Loss With Edwidge Danticat

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According to Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, stories are a way of finding inspiration and comfort during the times we're living through.

She's an award-winning author of several books including her debut 1994 novel, "Breath, Eyes, Memory," about a young Haitian girl reuniting with her mother in New York, and her 2007 memoir, "Brother, I'm Dying," which goes into detail about the death of her uncle, who was 81 years old when he died in an immigration facility in Florida. Her latest book is titled "Everything Inside" and it's a collection of short stories where she explores how people come to terms with death.

Danticat is known for her reflections and writing on the immigrant experience, Haitian-American identity, and her exploration of themes such as loss and grief. In conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Edwidge Danticat reached back to several cases of police violence against Black men and women in New York City in the '80s and '90s, cases that echo to today. She also reflected on the loss of her own uncle who died at the hands of immigration authorities, and how she's making sense of the current moment.