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St John University (NY) Fall 2006 Academic Lecture Series Presents Edwidge Danticat, Staten Island Campus
November 02, 2006 12:20 PM
Presidential Room, Kelleher Center, Staten Island Campus

St. John?s University's Department of Student Life, Office of the Provost, Discover New York and Core Curriculum, Student Government, Inc. and the President's Multicultural Advisory Committee co-sponsor the Fall 2006 Academic Lecture Series.

Edwidge Danticat
Author of The Dew Breaker

?The Dew Breaker: A Book Reading and Discussion?

"The Dew Breaker, a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a ?dew breaker? ? a torturer ? a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden beneath his new American reality.?

Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and moved to the United States when she was two years old, to be followed two years later by her mother Rose, leaving the young Danticat to be raised by her aunt and uncle. It was during these years that she was exposed to the Haitian practice of storytelling. ?Krik?? called Edwidge's aunts and grandmothers. ?Krak!? would answer the little girl until the stories became her own. She received her B.A. in French literature from Barnard College and a Master of Fine Arts degree at Brown University and is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, and The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner. Her most recent novel is The Dew Breaker.

Since completing her master?s degree, she has taught creative writing at New York University and the University of Miami and has worked with filmmakers Patricia Benoit and Jonathan Demme on projects on Haitian art and documentaries about Haiti.

She has also written two young adult novels and a travel memoir, After the Dance.

Date
Tuesday, November 2, 2006

Time
12:20 p.m. (Common Hour)

Location
Presidential Room, Kelleher Center, Staten Island Campus

Registration
Please RSVP to this event with our registration form.

More Information
Department of Student Life
(718) 990-6567