Reading Edwidge Danticat’s novel Claire of the Sea Light is like swimming through a gentle tide in a body of water known for riptides. The feeling that something invisible, fierce, and irreparable is just under the surface never quite leaves the corner of the reader’s mind.  The story traces relational ties in Ville Rose, a small coastal village town in Haiti.
April 8, 2014


Paul Farmer has a keen sense of the tendency to portray Haitians as helpless victims. This is well evident in his poignant chronicle of the year that began with the January 2010 earthquake.
December 29, 2011