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    Edwidge Danticat is a Haitian author who wrote a book called ''Krik Krak''. It is a story that ''encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind prison walls; of a people who resist the brutality of their rulers through the powers of imagination''. The book is very depressing and terrifying. It tells nine different stories of struggles within the Haitian community and how the people lose faith and how they deal with their situations…

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    Freedom Balloon: The Ultimate Flight “A Wall of Fire Rising” by Edwidge Danticat is the story of a proud Haitian man named Guy, on his own personal journey to attain the freedom which he so desires from control, oppression, and personal failures. This passage is one of great trial and carried with it much mental strain and anguish on the main character. He struggles within to overcome his inner demons and reach a place of peace, that being death. This story contains many examples of symbolism,…

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    In Caribbean literature one cannot bare to miss the relationship between parent and child. It so happens that when it comes to one of these relationships, authors draw more attention to the relationships between mother and daughter. Why? Because many after reading such literary works with the subject of the Caribbean culture, one can see the repetition of the mother and daughter relationship has one of the most fundamental human interactions. Now like most relationship, the relationship between…

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    Both books, “Create Dangerously” by Edwidge Danticat and “The Atlas of Global Inequalities” by Ben Crow and Suresh K. Lodha, are very different books, but also both very big eye openers. Both of these interesting books despite their differences could complement each other to get similar information across in different ways. “Create Dangerously” by Danticat was obviously far more personal. For me its way more interesting and impactful when I hear/read real stories of people. So reading these…

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    “New York Day Women” “New York Day Women” was written in 1991 by Edwidge Danticat. Danticat was born in 1969 in Haiti. She traveled with her family to New York at a young age in search for a better life. They came here in search of asylum. She was a writer of many stories; “New York Day Women” is part of a collection of stories in her book called Kirk? Krak! By 1995, Danticat was the winner of the Pushcart Short Story Prize. Danitcat’s short story “New York Day Women” takes place in New York…

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    Over the past eight years, New York City economy has been experiencing steady growth. According to [ U.S. Metro Economics], in 2012 The New York City Metropolitan Statistical Area generated a gross metropolitan product of over US $1.33 trillion, while the combined Statistical Area produce a GMP of over US $ 1.55 trillion, both ranking first nationally by a wide margin and behind the GDP of only twelve nationand eleven nation, respectively. The city’s economy accounts for most of the economic…

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    Death in a person’s life can effect who they become as an individual. The first book, “Krik? Krak!” is a Haitian American fiction book, written by Edwidge Danticat and takes place in Village of Ville Rose or Port-au-Prince in Haiti. This fiction book contains nine stories and one epilogue. All of the stories are meant to resemble Haitian women and the everyday struggles they face. The second book, “Things Fall Apart” is a postcolonial critique tragedy, written by Chinua Achebe and takes place in…

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    a certain conclusion, questions like “Is that really what he means?” can linger in the back of readers’ heads. Literary works are not the only influence on symbolism; personal experiences add layers to the interpretation of symbols and ambiguity. Edwidge Danticast…

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    She presents to us how sexual abuse can constantly haunt a woman throughout her entire life, and that it may even be passed down to that woman’s daughter. Danticat uses a young woman named Sophie and her mother Martine, who were both victims of sexual abuse. Martine was raped at a young age, resulting in the birth of Sophie, while Sophie was abused by virginity testing. This paper is centered on the use of…

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    them, try to forget, but they will still be there. A scar tells a story and although the bleeding may stop, the pain still lingers. In Edwidge Danticat’s novel, The Dew Breaker, characters try to deal with both physical and emotional scars in order to achieve the “American Dream.” Painful as it might be, to shape the future, you must make peace with your past. Danticat explores this in the chapter, Monkey Tails, where Michel recalls the day he lost both his innocence and childhood friend during…

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