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9781101872918

After the Dance A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Updated)

  • ISBN 13:

    9781101872918

  • ISBN 10:

    1101872918

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/28/2015
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

As a child, acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat was terrified by Carnival festivities – until 2002, when she returned home to Haiti determined to understand the lure of this famed event. Here she chronicles her journey to the coastal town of Jacmel, where she met with the performers, artists, and organizers who re-create the myths and legends that bring the festival to life. In the process, Danticat traces the heroic and tragic history of the island, from French colonists and Haitian revolutionaries to American invaders and home-grown dictators. Part travelogue, part memoir, part historical analysis, this is the deeply personal story of a writer rediscovering her country, along with a part of herself—and a wonderful introduction to Haiti’s southern coast and to the beauty and passions of Carnival.

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