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The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States by [Danticat, Edwidge]
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Praise for "The Butterfly s Way"
A volume that movingly describes the various facets of the Haitian migration experience . . . "The Butterfly s Way" is the story of a people in transition, struggling to find a comfort zone between their land of origin and their land(s) of resettlement. It provides powerful images of the inner souls of displaced persons, living between two worlds and carrying a heavy baggage of things past.
"Afro-Hispanic Review
" An assembly of writings by writers of Haitian descent the first of its kind . . . An astonishing, stirring addition not only to the heretofore thin canon of Haitian-American literature, but to American literature. Period.
"Research in African Literatures"
Varied, colorful, and interesting . . . Whether [the writers] are discussing childhood memories, interracial relationships, or returning home, their comments are always illuminating.
"Library Journal"
A potent and piercing collection of essays and poems that articulate the frustrations and sorrows of Haitians who are now outsiders both in Haiti and in their places of refuge. "Booklist""

Praise for The Butterfly s Way
A volume that movingly describes the various facets of the Haitian migration experience . . . The Butterfly s Way is the story of a people in transition, struggling to find a comfort zone between their land of origin and their land(s) of resettlement. It provides powerful images of the inner souls of displaced persons, living between two worlds and carrying a heavy baggage of things past.
Afro-Hispanic Review
An assembly of writings by writers of Haitian descent the first of its kind . . . An astonishing, stirring addition not only to the heretofore thin canon of Haitian-American literature, but to American literature. Period.
Research in African Literatures
Varied, colorful, and interesting . . . Whether [the writers] are discussing childhood memories, interracial relationships, or returning home, their comments are always illuminating.
Library Journal
A potent and piercing collection of essays and poems that articulate the frustrations and sorrows of Haitians who are now outsiders both in Haiti and in their places of refuge. Booklist"

Praise for The Butterfly's Way
"A volume that movingly describes the various facets of the Haitian migration experience . . . The Butterfly's Way is the story of a people in transition, struggling to find a comfort zone between their land of origin and their land(s) of resettlement. It provides powerful images of the inner souls of displaced persons, living between two worlds and carrying a heavy baggage of things past."
--Afro-Hispanic Review
"An assembly of writings by writers of Haitian descent--the first of its kind . . . An astonishing, stirring addition not only to the heretofore thin canon of Haitian-American literature, but to American literature. Period."
--Research in African Literatures
"Varied, colorful, and interesting . . . Whether [the writers] are discussing childhood memories, interracial relationships, or returning home, their comments are always illuminating."
--Library Journal
"A potent and piercing collection of essays and poems that articulate the frustrations and sorrows of Haitians who are now outsiders both in Haiti and in their places of refuge." --Booklist

About the Author

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Brother, I'm Dying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Dew Breaker, winner of the inaugural Story Prize; and The Farming of Bones, which won an American Book Award for fiction in 1999. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 805 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Press (1 July 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4X9LA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,946,922 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enthralling collection!!!! 21 May 2010
By TropicalDoc - Published on Amazon.com
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I have traveled to Haiti over the past 25 years and this book has opened windows of understanding I have long sought! Each vignette exposed intricacies of Haitian life and the bitter-sweet emotions of separation from the homeland. It is well-written and from the heart. It is a necessary piece of the puzzle that is understanding Haiti. Thank you Miss Danticat!!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Butterfly's Way 6 Nov. 2002
By Frankmajordad1 - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this book based on name recognition, the editor.
This book should be mandatory reading for all students of social studies.
Well witten, candid short stories.
Thank you to the contributors for their thoughts and experiences.
Thank you to the editor, for exposing and immortalize the words and thought of a nation.
Please order this book, find out for yourself. Trust me, once you start reading, you will not stop.
5.0 out of 5 stars Connecting to experiences unknown 11 Nov. 2007
By A.J. Hills - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection of stories, poems and articles is wonderful. Like Libete, it has great insight into the workings of the Haitian spirit with the realities of Haiti's situation.

Moving, engrossing and very familiar, at times, anyone with distant connections to a land and culture twice removed will find the selection mesmerizing. Edwidge did an excellent job of giving the reader variety and substance.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This moving anthology 19 April 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This moving anthology offers a human vision of Haiti, Haitians, and the diaspora. Danticat is to be commended for her careful shaping of the book, and the contributors have marshalled powerful, poetic, and individual experiences that offer a rounded vision of the Haitian and Haitian-American experience. In the fineness of its particularized portrayals, it transcends itself to deserve a place on the shelf of world literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy with this purchase 27 Feb. 2009
By Angelica Blankenship - Published on Amazon.com
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I would recommend buying college books and textbooks on amazon instead of going to the school bookstore. I just ordered it online and it was shipped quickly to my house. It is very simple and fast.
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