Haiti / 1996
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969. She moved to Brooklyn, NY at age 12. Her status as an immigrant left her feeling isolated, and so she turned to writing to ease her pain and voice her feelings. She has a BA in French Literature from Barnard College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University.
Krik? Krak! is a collection of her published short stories. This quote comes from "Children of the Sea," which was originally published in a literary journal in 1993. Most of Danticat's writings deal with immigration, national identity, and the Haitian experience.