African-American authors have consistently explored the political dimensions of literature and its ability to affect social change. African-American literature has also provided an essential framework for shaping cultural identity and solidarity. From the early slave narratives to the folklore and dialect verse of the Harlem Renaissance to the modern novels of today... Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), when she was 25, the Haitian-born Edwidge Danticat has earned wide critical acclaim as one of the finest ... As an undergraduate at Barnard College, Danticat had begun an essay on her childhood in Haiti.
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