Krik? Krak!, the debut story collection from award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, takes its title from a Haitian storytelling tradition in which tales of the past are passed to new generations. Lyrical and compelling, the stories examine the experiences of ordinary Haitian citizens living, loving, and struggling to survive in their repressive society, seeking wisdom and hope along the way. Nominated for the National Book Award in 1995, Krik? Krak! is as relevant today as when first published.
The Real Story on Haiti, at the Highland Park Public Library
Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Book Discussion by Judy Levin, at the Highland Park Public Library
Monday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m.
Profile: Edwidge Danticat: A profile from The Guardian
At Home with Edwidge Danticat: An article on the author from the New York Times.
SparkNotes on Krik? Krak!
Bibliography. Haiti in Fiction