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An interview with Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat

Award-winning author and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and came to the U.S. when she was 12. Her works, including “The Dew Breaker” and her latest, “Create Dangerously,” often deal with the complexities and tensions of life as a new arrival in a strange world. Rafael Pi Roman, our colleague from the WNET program “Sunday Arts,” spoke with Danticat recently. Here is part of their conversation.

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