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The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States
By Edwidge Danticat (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date June 5, 2008
Pages 251
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781435295278
ISBN-10 1435295277
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.86 lbs.
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Original list price $25.50
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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from Soho Pr Inc (February 1, 2001)
9781569472187 | details & prices | 251 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.00
About: An anthology of thirty-three essays and poems that explore the Haitian migration experience focuses on four separate themes--childhood, migration, first generation, and return.
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 5, 2008)
9781435295278 | details & prices | 251 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $25.50
About: 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.

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