Shows featuring Edwidge Danticat

  • The Dominican Republic’s "Ethnic Purging": Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families Edwidge-danticat-dominican-haitian-deportations-1
    The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling "ethnic purging," placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this week, including those who have never stepped foot in Haiti and don’t speak...
    June 17, 2015 | Story
  • Novelist Edwidge Danticat: "Haitians Are Very Resilient, But It Doesn’t Mean They Can Suffer More Than Other People" Danticat
    On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, we go to Carrefour to speak with Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat. "Haitian people are very resilient, but it doesn’t mean they can suffer more than other people," Danticat says. [includes rush transcript]
    January 12, 2011 | Story
  • Haitian American Novelist on "The Immigrant Artist at Work" Danticat
    Haiti American novelist Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, The Farming of the Bones, Krik? Krak! and Brother, I’m Dying. She joins us in our studio to talk about her latest book, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work. [includes rush transcript]
    November 11, 2010 | Story
  • Haiti Cholera Outbreak Reaches Port-au-Prince, Congress Continues to Block Release of Aid Funds Cholera
    In Haiti, a cholera outbreak has reached the capital Port-au-Prince, where more than a million people are still homeless and living in crowded tent cities following January’s deadly earthquake. Meanwhile in Washington, Congress has put up another obstacle to delivering the $1.15 billion in reconstruction money it...
    November 11, 2010 | Story
  • ICE Officials Accused of Covering Up Immigrant Deaths in Detention Boubacar-bah
    The Obama administration has promised to overhaul immigration detention. But a scathing report in the New York Times last weekend reveals that federal officials used their role as overseers to prevent media from reporting deaths and abuses inside the nation’s immigration prisons. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or...
    January 13, 2010 | Story
  • Haiti Devastated by Largest Earthquake in 200 Years, Thousands Feared Dead Quake-dn
    Haiti has been devastated by a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest to strike the Caribbean nation in more than two centuries. Buildings have collapsed. Fires rage in the streets. The extent of the disaster is still unknown, but there are fears thousands of people may have died and tens of thousands homeless. We get...
    January 13, 2010 | Story
  • In New Memoir, Award-Winning Haitian Novelist Edwidge Danticat Chronicles Death of Her Uncle at Federal Immigration Jail Danticatweb
    Edwidge Danticat is an award-winning Haitian-born writer who now lives in Miami. In November 2004, Danticat’s 81-year-old uncle, Reverend Joseph Dantica, died in the custody of immigration officials. He had arrived from Haiti seeking political asyslum following threats on his life. Denied his medicines and accused of faking an illness, he died just days after his detention. Edwidge...
    October 05, 2007 | Story
    The Central Intelligence Agency is coming under fire again. A government- appointed and Congressionally-mandated panel of historians says that stonewalling by the CIA on the release of decades-old documents is making an official US diplomatic history the target of ridicule and scorn.
    August 13, 1997 | Story