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The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian…

The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States

by Edwidge Danticat (Editor)

Other authors: Sandy Alexandre (Contributor), Jean-Pierre Benoît (Contributor), Patricia Benoît (Contributor), Martine Bury (Contributor), Jean-Robert Cadet (Contributor)28 more, Anthony Calypso (Contributor), Sophia Cantave (Contributor), Leslie Casimir (Contributor), Myriam J.A. Chancy (Contributor), Leslie Chassagne (Contributor), Marc Christophe (Contributor), Joel Dreyfuss (Contributor), Phebus Etienne (Contributor), Danielle Legros Georges (Contributor), Annie Grégoire (Contributor), Maude Heurtelou (Cover artist), Joanne Hyppolite (Contributor), Dany Laferrière (Contributor), Marie-Hélène Laforest (Contributor), Francie Latour (Contributor), Miriam Neptune (Contributor), Nikòl Payen (Contributor), Marilene Phipps (Contributor), Marie Nadine Pierre (Contributor), Garry Pierre-Pierre (Contributor), Assotto Saint (Contributor), Barbara Sanon (Contributor), Patrick Sylvain (Contributor), Marie Ketsia Théodore-Pharel (Contributor), Michel-Rolph Trouillot (Contributor), Gina Ulysse (Contributor), Katia Ulysse (Contributor), Babette Wainwright (Contributor)

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In five sections--Childhood, Migration, Half/First Generation, Return, and Future--the thirty-three contributors to this anthology write movingly, often hauntingly, of their lives in Haiti and the United States. Their dyaspora, much like a butterfly's fluctuating path, is a shifting landscape in which there is much travel between two worlds, between their place of origin and their adopted land. This compilation of essays and poetry brings together Haitian-Americans of different generations and backgrounds, linking the voices for whom English is a first language and others whose dreams will always be in French and Kreyòl. Community activists, scholars, visual artists and filmmakers join renowned journalists, poets, novelists and memoirists to produce a poignant portrayal of lives in transition. Edwidge Danticat, in her powerful introduction, pays tribute to Jean Dominique, a sometime participant in the Haitian dyaspora and a recent martyr to Haiti's troubled politics, and the many members of the dyaspora who refused to be silenced. Their stories confidently and passionately illustrate the joys and heartaches, hopes and aspirations of a relatively new group of immigrants belonging to two countries that have each at times maligned and embraced them.… (more)

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Danticat, EdwidgeEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexandre, SandyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benoît, Jean-PierreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benoît, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bury, MartineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cadet, Jean-RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Calypso, AnthonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cantave, SophiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Casimir, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chancy, Myriam J.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chassagne, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christophe, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dreyfuss, JoelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Etienne, PhebusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Georges, Danielle LegrosContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grégoire, AnnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heurtelou, MaudeCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hyppolite, JoanneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Laferrière, DanyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Laforest, Marie-HélèneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Latour, FrancieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neptune, MiriamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Payen, NikòlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phipps, MarileneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pierre, Marie NadineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pierre-Pierre, GarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saint, AssottoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sanon, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sylvain, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Théodore-Pharel, Marie KetsiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trouillot, Michel-RolphContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ulysse, GinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ulysse, KatiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wainwright, BabetteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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