Today’s my last day of recommendations before Christmas and for the year 2019! Bravo! If you’ve stuck with me until the end. I really appreciate it. My last recommendation is another really big favorite and it’s by one of my favorite authors too. I’m going to be talking briefly about Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat.
Krik? Krak! is a short story collection exploring life on the island of Haiti and what happens to be people when they try to immigrate to other places. Each short story is told with such authenticity readers won’t be able to put the book down. Danticat’s rich writing and relatable stories remind us of the difficulty of life, being an immigrant, being a woman, and being left behind. Krik? Krak! will give you a lot of food for thought. This book would make an excellent book club pick and would be a great place to start reading Danticat’s works. I recommend Krik? Krak! to first time readers of Danicat, die hard fans of Danticat, lovers of short story collections, and readers searching for Caribbean lit titles. Check out the video below where they are trying to make a film adaptation of the short story, Caroline’s wedding, in Krik? Krak!. I’m going to also link their website here where they are tying to get donations to be able to finally finish the film.
“When Haitians tell a story, they say “Krik?” and the eager listeners answer “Krak!” In Krik? Krak! Danticat 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.” (Krik? Krak!, Back cover)
Krik? Krak! – Edwidge Danticat
My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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