“A New Book for a New Year: In Praise of Edwidge Danticat”

“A New Book for a New Year: In Praise of Edwidge Danticat”

We have an exciting (and a much-needed) forthcoming book (“Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat”) with Routledge on the renowned Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, whose coeditors include my amazing and brilliant colleagues DrDanny Hoey, Suchi Banerjee, and Marvin Hobson. Some individuals (instructors) have already emailed us inquiring about the publication date. They would like to assign the book in their course. This is very encouraging for us editors.

I just recounted the manuscript today. It is 480 pages, double-spaced. The book contains 15 chapters. What was I thinking? I wrote two chapters (“A Comprehensive Resource Guide to Reading and Teaching Brother, I’m Dying
in American Classrooms: Background, History, and Context: Part A,” and “A Comprehensive Resource Guide to Reading and Teaching Brother, I’m Dying in American Classrooms: Criticisms, Thematic Analysis, & An Eight-Week Teaching Model: Part B” ), which amount to 86 pages, on how to read and interpret Danticat’s “Brother, I’m Dying” (BID). Was I drunk? lol

We just hope instructors of English Composition and literature (especially our beloved Danticat) and their cognate disciplines, will be pleased with the outcome of this work. We sincerely apologize to our contributors for the delay to the publication of this book. We have been consumed with work and other responsibilities. Please forgive us! We hope Routledge will publish our book, “Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat,” before the fall semester starts.

While we are talking and writing about her work, Danticat just released a new book, “Everything Inside: Stories” (Knopf; August 27, 2019)

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