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After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Crown Journeys)
After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Crown Journeys) Edwidge Danticat 0609609084 9780609609088 InAfter the Dance, one of Haitis most renowned daughters returns to her homeland, taking readers on a stunning, exquisitely rendered
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After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Crown Journeys) by Edwidge Danticat

InAfter the Dance, one of Haitis most renowned daughters returns to her homeland, taking readers on a stunning, exquisitely rendered journey beyond the hedonistic surface of Carnival and into its deep heart. Edwidge Danticat had long been scared off from Carnival by a loved one, who spun tales of people dislocating hips from gyrating with too much abandon, losing their voices from singing too loudly, going deaf from the clamor of immense speakers, and being punched, stabbed, pummeled, or fondled by other lustful revelers. Now an adult, she resolves to return and exorcise her Carnival demons. She spends the week before Carnival in the area around Jacmel, exploring the rolling hills and lush forests and meeting the people who live and die in them. During her journeys she traces the heroic and tragic history of the island, from French colonists and Haitian revolutionaries to American invaders and home-grown dictators. Danticat also introduces us to many of the performers, artists, and organizers who re-create the myths and legends that bring the Carnival festivities to life. When Carnival arrives, we watch as she goes from observer to participant and finally loses herself in the overwhelming embrace of the crowd. Part travelogue, part memoir, this is a lyrical narrative of a writer rediscovering her country along with a part of herself. Its also a wonderful introduction to Haitis southern coast and to the true beauty of Carnival.

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 160

Publisher: Crown

Publication Date: 2002-08-06

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