Last, but not least, of my favorite books read this year are books by two Haitian writers. It's no secret; I love Edwidge Danticat's work. From her first--Breath, Eyes, Memory--to her latest--Create Dangerously--Danticat has sustained a beautiful, lyrical, anger that simply awes. I, once again, recommend her latest.
And when you have an hour or so to spare, watch her TEDTalk here [Edwidge Danticat: Stories of Haiti]
I only recently found Myriam Chancy, but I am already enchanted.
Her Spirit of Haiti is the final book review for my Caribbean Women Writers series this year (Part 1). More on it later, but I am impressed enough to include it in my list of favorite reads this year.
Complete list of favorite reads this year:
-- Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, Edwidge Danticat.
-- Eating Air, Pauline Melville.
-- Picasso, I Want My Face Back, Grace Nichols.
-- Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord.
-- She Who Sleeps With Bones, Tanya Shirley.
-- Spirit of Haiti, Myriam Chancy.
Coming Saturday: Review of Myriam Chancy's Spirit of Haiti.
Other upcoming posts: "Three Men of Verse: Geoffrey Philp, Christian Campbell, and Kei Miller," and "Tyler Perry's Colored Girls."