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Krik? Krak! files Krik? Krak!, read online Krik? Krak!, free Krik? Krak!, free Krik? Krak!, Krik? Krak! 03c14a703 At An Astonishingly Young Age, Edwidge Danticat Has Become One Of Our Most Celebrated New Writers She Is An Artist Who Evokes The Wonder, Terror, And Heartache Of Her Native Haiti And The Enduring Strength Of Haiti S Women With A Vibrant Imagery And Narrative Grace That Bear Witness To Her People S Suffering And CourageWhen Haitians Tell A Story, They Say Krik And The Eager Listeners Answer Krak In Krik KrakDanticat Establishes Herself As The Latest Heir To That Narrative Tradition With Nine Stories That Encompass Both The Cruelties And The High Ideals Of Haitian Life They Tell Of Women Who Continue Loving Behind Prison Walls And In The Face Of Unfathomable Loss Of A People Who Resist The Brutality Of Their Rulers Through The Powers Of Imagination The Result Is A Collection That Outrages, Saddens, And Transports The Reader With Its Sheer Beauty

10 thoughts on “Krik? Krak!

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    These were our bedtime stories Tales that haunted our parents and made them laugh at the same time We never understood them until we were fully grown and they became our sole inheritance Edwidge Danticat, Krik Krak This selection of short stories was absolutely amazing Heartbreaking, but brilliant We see Haiti through different eyes, each pair experiencing a lot of pain and loss Even with the knowledge that I have of Haiti s horrific history, what Danticat wrote using vignettes told from the point of view of various characters still managed to shock me In that way, I feel Danticat illuminates Haiti s painful history the way Toni Morrison highlights slavery in Beloved The stories were separate yet created a larger picture spread over decades There s a lot of heartbreak in these tales The one that touched me the most was Children of the Sea , which featured a story about Haitian refugees trying to make it to Miami in boats It s obvious that this is a difficult and risky feat but have we considered the psychological issues and the everyday constraints that the migrants have to deal with I hadn t, Danticat obviously had That s one of the many things l like about fiction being given the opportunity to think about something that would probably have never crossed my mind otherwise.That scene really created a lot empathy in me Sometimes, I forget where I am If I keep daydreaming like I have been doing, I will walk off the boat to go for a stroll The whole book was very much alive for me due to Danticat s superior writing Her narrative just flows and manages to incorporate so much history, relationships, superstition, culture, and so on with such honesty and clarity.This is a complex book that made me think of how it is that one can love their homeland so much, yet at the same time realize there is so much ugliness present, embarrassing stuff at that.Judging from Danticat s writing, that doesn t mean one loves their country any less.Definitely a rewarding read Hopefully books like this are read so people can have empathy for migrants.

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    I d never heard the words Kirk Krak and wondered what they meant when I picked this book up Reading the back cover, I learned that storytellers say Krik and listeners say Krak in Haiti Krik Krak is a poetic collection of connected short stories that explores the Haitian community in the United States and in Haiti.

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    Everyone knows what the baseline reader is The body is abstract, the habits of the norm, the names of a conventional origin, the hierarchy unquestioned To get a hint of the opposite, look at which covers are commissioned for thematic design and which consist of bodies and cultural artifacts You ll learn about the blackened butterfly of this cover through one of the stories, as well as about the lives of the women that fit the archetype of my alternative cover that the digitized edition does not currently show A portrait of the author, perhaps Certainly not of the intended readership She, with locs and bronze all woven through, is not the socioeconomic poster child of the marketer s design.The majority of lauded books are written for a mere ten percent of the population of the globe, and the biggest con of capitalism and cultural domination was to call such tomes universal To subvert such persistent gall requires continual regrounding of what is the usual, what is granted, what is the destiny and what is the choice No, accommodated reader, you are not white No, communicated reader, you are not male No, handheld reader, your world is not of free suburbia but of heritage, revolution on one side and massacre on the other, tales on the kitchen stove and Icarus in the shanty, where liberty and death become far complicated when the fire has been rising for nine hundred ninety nine generations and counting Women come and women go, and there is no telling in this shifting scape of love and loss when a turn around the corner will bring to life a familiar face, when looking back requires a loss forever.It s easy enough to look Haiti up in the history books and Danticat up in the halls of literary excellence and mix the two together to get a prelude of what is to come from a writer who concerns herself with the death of infants in her homeland and all lost in transit so that they may live She is not that lazily thrown about enforcement of universal , nor can that term be applied to any work in this era of broadcasting the tippy top to the world and calling it the modern normality She is, however, to those sick of tailor made literary expectations and open to theories of literature forever on the knife edge of then and now and what is to come, worth reading.

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    blog review really liked this It was the perfect summer read, especially since most of the short stories in this collection take place in Haiti the island with the indigo blue skies and the sandy beaches It is very evident that Danticat wrote this from her heart and I felt her love for her island in every story My fave stories were Children of the Sea tender tale of two lovers separated by political violence and the sea Between the Pool and the Gardenias crazy story I was shocked while reading this Loved it The Missing Peace I always love a story with a precocious, brave girl in it Caroline s Wedding This was interestingI adored the sisterhood between Caroline and Gracina The mother in the story irked me she was such a debbie downer, but I understand why Epilogue Women Like Us Great ending I m guessing this is a true story on the struggle Danticat went through with convincing her family that she wanted to become a writer instead of the stereotypical role of a great housewife or cook which women in her family prided themselves with.I like that I learned a bit about Haiti and the hardships it has faced and how it has affected its citizens I m definitely going to google some stuff from the book to learn like the coup d etat it faced, Papa Doc Duvalier ex president Francois Duvalier etc I hope to read Danticat in the future MORE ON THE BOOK BLOG SOON.

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    I remember when I was in high school, Edwidge Danticat was one of the new rising literary stars who was getting a lot of attention It s nice to come back to this collection of short stories and realize that it was completely justified Krik Krak is that rare collection which feels like a novel in its own right each story is not only a perfect gem on its own, but connects thematically to the rest of the stories to create a greater whole The stories are linked by a network of metaphors an grounded in two geographic locations Ville Rose in Haiti and New York in America.Some stories focus on figures who are sickeningly familiar in their rages and frustrations in the midst of violence and poverty These stories tend to work with less conventional storytelling techniques which help keep the tension alive in the story Other stories are gloriously original, and offer voices that are perhaps finding their way into print for the first time ever Throughout the collection, Haitian culture is the centerpiece, with stories that focus on intracultural relations as well as those that investigate how Haitian perspectives interact with European or American ones.

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    Beautifully written stories, featuring women in difficult lives I particularly enjoyed the epilogue, Women Like Us, that has a sense of a recited poem to it.I had selected a pile of books set in various Caribbean places to read when I was in the Caribbean, so it was interesting to end up reading Krik Krak while I was in the Bahamas A recurring theme throughout these stories is how Bahamians treat Haitians cruelly Just a few islands away They treat Haitians like dogs in the Bahamas, a woman says To them, we are not human Even though our music sounds like ours Their people look like ours Even though we had the same African fathers who probably crossed these same seas together We know people by their stories This is true I d like to read of Danticat, particularly post earthquake Are there women who both cook and write Kitchen poets, they call them They slip phrases into their stew and wrap meaning around their pork before frying it They make narrative dumplings and stuff their daughter s mouths so they say nothing .

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    Mein Gott, dit was zoveel sterker en pittiger dan ik verwacht had o mein Goethe Dit is hoe Alice Munro zou hebben geschreven als ze Creools was in plaats van Canadees.Krik Krak zijn de verhalen van verschillende generaties Ha tiaanse vrouwen, die vooral worstelen met moederschap of dochterschap en de noodzaak tot emigratie maar dit niet altijd doen Alle verhaalmoeders blijken tot dezelfde familie te horen, allemaal mislukt of onderdrukt op een eigen manier, en dat is nou juist het beste aan dit boek In veel verhalen worden even casual oude generaties herinnerd en ze lijken meer op elkaar dan ze zouden willen Acht briljante verhalen en n zwaar disturbing verhaal, maar ook dat maakt een goede auteur.

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    Heartbreaking and beautiful collection of short stories.

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    I absolutely loved these heartbreaking and poignant short stories Brava, Edwidge

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    April 2018This was an interesting re read for me because based on the review below, I didn t enjoy it too much the first time Eight years later, I enjoyed it so much than I thought I would I love how each story reads like a book and how engaging the characters are Some of my favorite stories were Children of the Sea A Wall of Fire Rising Between the Pool and the GardeniasSeeing things SimplyNew York Day WomenCaroline Wedding Women Like UsFirst book by Danticat and I am intrigued I liked the book but I didn t love it, even though it had all the elements of a great book It was set in the Caribbean, written by a Caribbean author and mostly women were at the center piece of the stories I liked the very first story, because it gave the Krik Krak appeal, where there were two narrators telling two stories, I thought it would be like that throughout the book, it wasn t Aside from that, a good read.

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