Brother, I'm Dying

Brother, I'm Dying

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From the bestselling author of The Dew Breaker comes a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to the authors heart--her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400041152
Call Number: 921 DANTICAT
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- -- Family.
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Emigration and immigration.
Uncles -- Haiti.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Alternative Title: Brother, I am dying.


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Jul 13, 2016

This is an excellent family memoir about the author's father and uncle who raised her and her brother as children in Haiti. It is well-written, thoughtful and loving. The tragedy that happened to Danticat's uncle says much about immigration and racism in the US.

Sep 05, 2014

This is the author's story about her life growing up in Haiti under the care of her uncle (her parents had immigrated to the US but weren't able to have her and her brother live with them at that point), her uncle's health issues, the extreme unrest in the country, and her dad's health issues which eventually led to his death. It is a sad book, but I enjoyed reading it, and I think that there is a lot to learn from it about immigration, politics, culture, healthcare, etc

Dec 31, 2013

Remarkable story-telling with an ending that makes even a cynic sad. I'm grateful for this deep look in to Haiti, and its relationship with the US. We have a long way to go....


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