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by Edwidge Danticat
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Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 4 years ago
This book is about purity culture and the sexual abuse and dysfunction that are embedded within it, within the context of a Haitian family. It explores how it damages these women and yet they continue to perpetuate it, but if the book attempts to explain why they knowingly inflict it on the next gen...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 5 years ago
I finished this book last night and let myself think on it over night before posting a review. First things first, I found this book to be brilliant.I honestly don't know that much about Haiti as a country or a culture. I of course know about the earthquake that struck the country in 2010. It was al...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
“The tale is not a tale unless I tell. Let the words bring wings to our feet.”- Edwidge Danticat, “Breath, Eyes, Memory.” My first read for Black History Month, “Breath, Eyes, Memory” is Edwidge Danticat’s first novel and I loved it. This writer introduced me to Haitian literature over a decade ag...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 6 years ago
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/11/breath-eyes-memory.htmlBreath, Eyes, Memory is a book written in discrete sections. In the first section, we meet Sophie Caco, who is born and raised in Haiti. She has lived with her Aunt Atie since she was a baby when...
kishawhite rated it 9 years ago
I don't command the English language well enough to describe how heart breaking, beautiful, touching, thought provoking, and how well written this book is. It is at once a tale of abuse, healing, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters. It describes the several dual roles that a perso...
vnorthw rated it 9 years ago
Sophie has grown up with her aunt in an impoverished village in Haiti. When she is twelve, her mother summons her to America, forced to "live the american dream" while still subjecting her to questionable Haitian customs that have been passed down through generations of her family. The story jumps...
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