Download After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti by Edwidge Danticat PDF

By Edwidge Danticat

ISBN-10: 0609609084

ISBN-13: 9780609609088

In[TRANSLITN]-333.html After the Dance, one among Haiti’s most famed daughters returns to her native land, taking readers on a gorgeous, exquisitely rendered trip past the hedonistic floor of Carnival and into its deep heart.

Edwidge Danticat had lengthy been scared off from Carnival by way of a friend, who spun stories of individuals dislocating hips from gyrating with an excessive amount of abandon, wasting their voices from making a song too loudly, going deaf from the clamor of gigantic audio system, and being punched, stabbed, pummeled, or fondled by way of different lustful revelers. Now an grownup, she resolves to come back and exorcise her Carnival demons. She spends the week earlier than Carnival within the sector round Jacmel, exploring the rolling hills and plush forests and assembly the folk who stay and die in them. in the course of her trips she lines the heroic and tragic background of the island, from French colonists and Haitian revolutionaries to American invaders and home-grown dictators. Danticat additionally introduces us to a few of the performers, artists, and organizers who re-create the myths and legends that carry the Carnival festivities to lifestyles. whilst Carnival arrives, we watch as she is going from observer to player and at last loses herself within the overwhelming embody of the crowd.

Part travelogue, half memoir, it is a lyrical narrative of a author rediscovering her state in addition to part of herself. It’s additionally an excellent advent to Haiti’s southern coast and to the real fantastic thing about Carnival.

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