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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
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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: 9781400034307
1400034302
Branch Call Number: B-Da236b 2008
Subject Headings: Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- Family Authors, American 20th century Biography Uncles Haiti Emigration and immigration Haiti Social conditions 20th century
Topical Term: Authors, American
Uncles
Emigration and immigration
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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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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