Breath, Eyes, Memory

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477965

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

A Study Guide for Edwidge Danticat's "Breath, Eyes, Memory"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410341992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Edwidge Danticat's "Breath, Eyes, Memory," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Kein anderes Meer

Roman

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446249982

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Am Morgen hatte sie noch wie jedes Jahr mit ihrem Vater Nozias das Grab der Mutter besucht. Jetzt ist die siebenjährige Claire spurlos verschwunden, am Strand von Ville Rose auf Haiti. Nozias, der Fischer, träumte von einer besseren Zukunft für seine Tochter, frei von Armut und Gewalt. Sie sollte ihr Heimatdorf verlassen, von einer reichen Tuchhändlerin adoptiert werden. Ist Claire deshalb geflohen? Die haitianisch-amerikanische Autorin Danticat erzählt märchenhaft und doch realistisch von Ville Rose, ein Ort, wo Bäume in den Himmel fliegen und Frösche in der Hitze explodieren, und einem Mädchen, das sich nach Familie und Geborgenheit sehnt

Vodou in Haitian Memory

The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination

Author: Celucien L. Joseph,Nixon S. Cleophat

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498508359

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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Vodou in Haitian Memory examines the idea and representation of the Haitian Vodou in Haitin history, art, painting, aesthetics, and culture. Vodou is also studied from multiple theoretical approaches including queer, feminist theory, critical race theory, Marxism, postcolonial criticism, postmodernism, and psychoanalysis.

Embodied Shame

Uncovering Female Shame in Contemporary Women's Writings

Author: J. Brooks Bouson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438427395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.

Wir brauchen neue Namen

Roman

Author: NoViolet Bulawayo

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739174

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 8134

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Die zehnjährige Darling lebt im Chaos einer Blechhüttensiedlung. Paradise heißt ihr Zuhause, und fast alles fehlt: der Vater, die Schule, der Fernseher oder auch nur genug zu essen. Doch hier lassen einen die Erwachsenen in Ruhe, die Entwicklungshelfer verschenken Spielzeug, und in ganz Afrika kann man nirgendwo besser Guaven klauen. Für alle anderen ist Paradise ein Scherbenhaufen aus zerbrochenen Träumen, für Darling der einzige Ort, der ihr ans Herz gewachsen ist. Gerade als Darling anfängt zu verstehen, wird sie von ihrer Tante in den USA fortgerissen. Üppiges Essen, der Fernseher, die Schule – das alles ist bald selbstverständlich, nur steht sie im neuen Paradies bald vor ihrer größten Aufgabe ... Wir brauchen neue Namen erzählt von den Abenteuern eines Mädchens an einem unwirtlichen Ort in Afrika. NoViolet Bulawayo verleiht ihrer Heldin dabei eine einzigartige Stimme, die trotz allem beharrlich Lust am Leben versprüht. Und am Ende steht eine Geschichte, deren Reizen man sich nicht entziehen kann – saftig und bittersüß, genau wie Darlings geliebte Guaven.

Karibik

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404119608

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 1228

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Zwischenstop in Idlewild

Roman

Author: Pearl Cleage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783929823752

Category:

Page: 272

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Auf dem Weg in ein neues Leben in San Francisco macht Ava, die erfahren hat, dass sie HIV-positiv ist, Station bei ihrer Schwester in Idlewild, dem Ort ihrer Kindheit. Sie ahnt nicht, was und wer sie erwartet.

Trailing Clouds

Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America

Author: David Cowart

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501727052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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"We stand to learn much about the durability of or changes in the American way of life from writers such as Bharati Mukherjee (born in India), Ursula Hegi (born in Germany), Jerzy Kosinski (born in Poland), Jamaica Kincaid (born in Antigua), Cristina Garcia (born in Cuba), Edwidge Danticat (born in Haiti), Wendy Law-Yone (born in Burma), Mylène Dressler (born in the Netherlands), Lan Cao (born in Vietnam), and such Korean-born authors as Chang-rae Lee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and Nora Okja Keller—writers who in recent years have come to this country and, in their work, contributed to its culture."—David Cowart In Trailing Clouds, David Cowart offers fresh insights into contemporary American literature by exploring novels and short stories published since 1970 by immigrant writers. Balancing historical and social context with close readings of selected works, Cowart explores the major themes raised in immigrant writing: the acquisition of language, the dual identity of the immigrant, the place of the homeland, and the nature of citizenship. Cowart suggests that the attention to first-generation writers (those whose parents immigrated) has not prepared us to read the fresher stories of those more recent arrivals whose immigrant experience has been more direct and unmediated. Highlighting the nuanced reflection in immigrant fiction of a nation that is ever more diverse and multicultural, Cowart argues that readers can learn much about the changes in the American way of life from writers who have come to this country, embraced its culture, and penned substantial literary work in English.

Krik? Krak!

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569478023

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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Arriving one year after the Haitian-American's first novel (Breath, Eyes, Memory) alerted critics to her compelling voice, these 10 stories, some of which have appeared in small literary journals, confirm Danticat's reputation as a remarkably gifted writer. Examining the lives of ordinary Haitians, particularly those struggling to survive under the brutal Duvalier regime, Danticat illuminates the distance between people's desires and the stifling reality of their lives. A profound mix of Catholicism and voodoo spirituality informs the tales, bestowing a mythic importance on people described in the opening story, "Children of the Sea," as those "in this world whose names don't matter to anyone but themselves." The ceaseless grip of dictatorship often leads men to emotionally abandon their families, like the husband in "A Wall of Fire Rising," who dreams of escaping in a neighbor's hot-air balloon. The women exhibit more resilience, largely because of their insistence on finding meaning and solidarity through storytelling; but Danticat portrays these bonds with an honesty that shows that sisterhood, too, has its power plays. In the book's final piece, "Epilogue: Women Like Us," she writes: "Are there women who both cook and write? Kitchen poets, they call them. They slip phrases into their stew and wrap meaning around their pork before frying it. They make narrative dumplings and stuff their daughter's mouths so they say nothing more." The stories inform and enrich one another, as the female characters reveal a common ancestry and ties to the fictional Ville Rose. In addition to the power of Danticat's themes, the book is enhanced by an element of suspense (we're never certain, for example, if a rickety boat packed with refugees introduced in the first tale will reach the Florida coast). Spare, elegant and moving, these stories cohere into a superb collection.

Peter Nimble und seine magischen Augen

Roman

Author: Jonathan Auxier

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841205208

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Dies ist die Geschichte des größten Diebes aller Zeiten! Peter Nimble ist blind, aber er versteht es schon als kleiner Junge, seine verbleibenden Sinne bestens zu nutzen, und hat sich zu einem perfekten Dieb gemausert. Eines Tages stiehlt er eine geheimnisvolle Kiste, in der drei Paar Augen liegen. Als er das erste Paar einsetzt, findet er sich plötzlich in einer fremden Welt wieder. Dort wird er für eine besondere Mission auserwählt: Peter soll das »Verschwundene Königreich« aus den Händen eines heimtückischen Königs befreien. Mithilfe der magischen Augen und seines verzauberten Freundes Sir Tode beginnt für Peter eine atemberaubende Reise ... »Genau das, was Leser zwischen 9 und 24 von einer magischen Geschichte erwarten: teils Heldengeschichte, teils Waisensaga und absolut fesselnd.« Wall Street Journal »Mit der Fingerfertigkeit eines Gauklers schreibt Auxier Prosa, die alle Sinne anregt.« Kirkus Reviews