Thursday, December 23, 2010
Create Dangerously by Edwidge Danticat
The take home message in Create Dangerously: everything is cultural and everything is politics. Like when your prodigal cousin dies of AIDS and his body cannot be shipped back to Haiti until his alien status is legalized. In this collection of essays, Edwidge Danticat stresses reading and writing as a revered civic duty and a productive act of defiance. Though centered around pivotal Haitian events like the executions of Marcel Numa and Louis Drouin as well as the 2009 earthquake, Create Dangerously is a call to all immigrant artists to write until masses are galvanized and societies are changed for the better.