This interview addresses some of the most important issues explored in the fiction and nonfiction of Edwidge Danticat, such as migration, exile, home, language, Dyaspora, and the connection between stories and human rights action. The interview also discusses Danticat's activist work with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC)—the Miami-based nonprofit legal services organization working on behalf of immigrants and refugees—and her role as narrator in the film Potomitan: Haitian Women Pillars of the Global Economy (2009). In the introduction, the author discusses Danticat's latest collection of essays, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (2010), and reflects on the significance of reading a writer such as Danticat across cultural lines.
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Elvira Pulitano; An Immigrant Artist at Work: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat. Small Axe 1 November 2011; 15 (3 (36)): 39–61. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-1443277
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