Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary constitutes a significantcontribution to the growing body of scholarship about the Haitian-Americanwriter Edwidge Danticat.... A productive approach to a fertile subject, it makes clear that there is, thrillingly, still much ground to cover.
--New West Indian Guide
In her deeply nuanced study, Clitandre adopts an approach that resembles literarybiography, although her theoretical concerns release the apparent subject, Danticat, from the role of central character and authorial anchor.... Given its vast terrainand articulate interpretation of a major literary voice, Clitandre's book is highlyoriginal and establishes a fresh model of scholarship in the still unexcavated silencesof Haitian literature.
--The French Review
Cutting across disciplinary divides, Nadege Clitandre situates her erudite and intuitive reading of Edwidge Danticat's work within the larger framework of 'glocalization' that shaped the Haitian writer's diasporic consciousness. Wide-ranging and discerning, this book succeeds brilliantly in weaving together texts and contexts, biography and social analysis, critique and appreciation to yield a fine piece of scholarship destined to remain the gold standard on the subject for a long time.
--Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai'i and Adjunct Professor of Global Studies, Western Sydney University
Edwidge Danticat offers the only full-length interpretive literary analysis of the corpus of one of the most important and celebrated Caribbean writers in the diaspora today. A wonderful critical contribution, the book offers a sustained and historicized analysis of the works of a renowned author while at the same time it successfully recalibrates our understanding of diaspora and postcolonial studies.
--Carine M. Mardorossian, University at Buffalo, SUNY, author of Framing the Rape Victim: Gender and Agency Reconsidered