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After the Dance

A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti

After the Dance( )
Author: Danticat, Edwidge
Series title:Crown Journeys Ser.
ISBN:978-0-609-60908-8
Publication Date:Aug 2002
Publisher:Crown Publishing Group
Imprint:Three Rivers Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $26.99
Book Description:

In After the Dance, one of Haiti’s most renowned daughters returns to her homeland, taking readers on a stunning, exquisitely rendered journey beyond the hedonistic surface of Carnival and into its deep heart. Edwidge Danticat had long been scared off from Carnival by a loved one, who spun tales of people dislocating hips from gyrating with too much abandon, losing their voices from singing too loudly, going deaf from the clamor of immense speakers, and being...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.157 x 20.091 x 1.854 cm
Book Weight:0.27 Kilograms
Author Biography
Danticat, Edwidge (Author)
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award.

Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch.

Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937.

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