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Haiti, Literature, Poverty

Brother, I’m Dying

A Memoir by Edwidge Danticat


Brother, I’m Dying” is above all the story of Danticat’s uncle. As unrest intensified with each regime change, Mira urged Joseph to leave Haiti and the church he had built. It was only in 2004, when gangs including members of his own flock turned on him, that he was forced to flee.

“I wanted to tell my uncle’s story to honor him, to honor my family, but also to share that experience with people,”

`If our country were ever given a chance and allowed to be a country like any other, none of us would live or die here,” he said at Joseph’s funeral…………..Continue Review.

Democracy Now interview

Also check out Raj Patel’s book “Stuffed and Starved” reviewed here and here