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Announcing the One Book One U selection for Spring 2020:
Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dying.

Join us for a public speaking event with Danticat:
Thursday, February 27, 7:00pm at the Kislak Center
 
From the NEA’s Big Read site: “Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying tells the true story of the author's uncle and father as they work to build a future for themselves and their families—one brother in Haiti and the other in America. When the book opens, the author is a grown woman living in Miami, and she learns, over the course of a single day, that her father is dying and that she is pregnant with her first child. Just weeks later, her beloved Uncle Joseph seeks asylum in the United States and experiences brutal treatment. Told through Danticat's singular voice, these events set the stage for a powerful tale of loss and remembrance.”



Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, and Claire of the Sea Light. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She has written six books for children and young adults, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama's Nightingale, Untwine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow.
 
Please check back later this semester for more details on the schedule of events related to this year’s selection!
 
Edwidge Danticat book signing
Upcoming event: Edwidge Danticat book signing. 
 
 
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