Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat

1st Edition

Celucien L. Joseph, Suchismita Banerjee, Marvin E. Hobson, Danny M. Hoey, Jr.

Routledge
October 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 376 Pages
ISBN 9780367263744 - CAT# K424921
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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Summary

Providing an intellectual interpretation to the work of Edwidge Danticat, this new edited collection provides a pedagogical approach to teach and interpret her body of work in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat starts out by exploring diasporic categories and postcolonial themes such as gender constructs, cultural nationalism, cultural and communal identity, and moves to investigate Danticat’s human rights activism, the immigrant experience, the relationship between the particular and the universal, and the violence of hegemony and imperialism in relationship with society, family, and community. The Editors of the collection have carefully compiled works that show how Danticat’s writings may help in building more compassionate and relational human communities that are grounded on the imperative of human dignity, respect, inclusion, and peace.

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