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Brother, I'm Dying

Danticat, Edwidge (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her--her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States.
Authors: Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Title: Brother, I'm dying
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Vintage books ed
Characteristics: x, 272 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Edwidge Danticat
Contents: Pt. 1. He is my brother
Have you enjoyed your life?
Brother, I'm dying
What did the white man say?
Heartstrings, shoestrings
We're all dying
Good-bye
Giving birth
The return
One papa happy, one papa sad
Gypsy
pt. 2. For adversity
Brother, I can speak
The angel of death and Father God
You're not a policeman
Brother, I leave you with a heavy heart
Beating the darkness
Hell
Limbo
No greater shame
Alien 27041999
Tomorrow
Afflictions
Let the stars fall
Brother, I'll see you soon
Transition
Summary: In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her--her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States.
Awards & Distinctions: National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2007
ISBN: 1400034302
9781400034307
Branch Call Number: B-Da236b 2008
Subject Headings: Haiti Social conditions 20th century Emigration and immigration Uncles Haiti Authors, American 20th century Biography Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- Family
Topical Term: Emigration and immigration
Uncles
Authors, American
LCCN: 2008279014
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In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her--her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States


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Sep 05, 2014
  • jessicaruthburns rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the author's story about her life growing up in Haiti under the care of her uncle (her parents had immigrated to the US but weren't able to have her and her brother live with them at that point), her uncle's health issues, the extreme unrest in the country, and her dad's health issues which eventually led to his death. It is a sad book, but I enjoyed reading it, and I think that there is a lot to learn from it about immigration, politics, culture, healthcare, etc

Dec 31, 2013
  • 1tarheel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Remarkable story-telling with an ending that makes even a cynic sad. I'm grateful for this deep look in to Haiti, and its relationship with the US. We have a long way to go....

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