Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

by Edwidge Danticat - £14.99  Princeton University Press (2010)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9780691140186 | ISBN 10: 0691140189

"Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them."
(Create Dangerously)
In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile, examining what it means to be an immigrant artist from a country in crisis.
 
Inspired by Albert Camus' lecture, "Create Dangerously," and combining memoir and essay, Danticat tells the stories of artists, including herself, who create despite, or because of, the horrors that drove them from their homelands and that continue to haunt them. Danticat eulogizes an aunt who guarded her family's homestead in the Haitian countryside, a cousin who died of AIDS while living in Miami as an undocumented alien, and a renowned Haitian radio journalist whose political assassination shocked the world. Danticat writes about the Haitian novelists she first read as a girl at the Brooklyn Public Library, a woman mutilated in a machete attack who became a public witness against torture, and the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and other artists of Haitian descent. Danticat also suggests that the aftermaths of natural disasters in Haiti and the United States reveal that the countries are not as different as many Americans might like to believe.
 
Create Dangerously is an eloquent and moving expression of Danticat's belief that immigrant artists are obliged to bear witness when their countries of origin are suffering from violence, oppression, poverty, and tragedy.

(Price & availability last checked: January 2019)

The website can't tell you if this book is in the shop or not, sorry - call us or use the enquiry link below to ask

  


In booklists: Art and Artists - Worldwide, Political Art, Photography and Crafts, Black America, Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Haiti,
In categories: Arts & Creativity, Politics & Philosophy, World - North America, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, Society, Welfare, Justice & the State, Anti-Racism, Peace & Human Rights, World - Latin America & Caribbean,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page