Danticat's Vodou Vernacular of Women's Human Rights

@article{Bergner2017DanticatsVV,
  title={Danticat's Vodou Vernacular of Women's Human Rights},
  author={Gwen S. Bergner},
  journal={American Literary History},
  year={2017},
  volume={29},
  pages={521 - 545}
}
In Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (2011), Edwidge Danticat tells a “creation myth” of her origins as a writer. She begins with the execution in 1964 of two young men by Papa Doc Duvalier for their opposition to his dictatorship (5). Exiled from Haiti upon Duvalier’s ascent to power, the men, named Numa and Drouin, had “abandoned comfortable lives in the United States and sacrificed themselves for the homeland” (7). Though she was not born at the time, Danticat has fleshed out… Expand
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