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DOWNLOAD Ø A Walk Through Carnival ⚥ A Vintage Short Travel Series Growing up in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat kept well clear of carnival terrified by the stories of danger and debauchery that her uncle told her Decades later, a grown woman and accomplished author, she returns home to find out what she s been missing In this excerpt from After the Dance, Danticat fuses her present day observations with her own childhood memories and weaves a deeply personal reflection on the home she left behind Through conversations with other attendees and her own deft reporting, she takes readers into the very heart of the festival A Walk Through Carnival is as much memoir as it is travelogue and, in these pages, the National Book Critics Circle Award winning author of Brother, I m Dying brings the electric spirit of carnival vividly to life An eBook short Someone else may like this book, but it was not for me I did not finish the book because I thought it was boring I read another book by the same author and I really enjoyed it so i thought that I would like this book also, but I couldn t really relate to the book or what the author talks about It might be a good book for people who have Haitian heritage and like carnivals. As a child growing up in Porte au Prince, Danticat was forbidden from participating in Carnival by her Evangelical family As an adult, she travels to Jacmel, the epicenter of Haitian Carnival to experience this cultural phenomenon This travel memoir recounts her experience, the people she met and the places she visited, while putting Carnival into the cultural context of Haiti s history 2.5 stars 2010 s stellar historical memoir, Create Dangerously, reinvigorated my interest in Haitian born author Edwidge Danticat Her debut novel Breath, Eyes, Memory set the pace for what seemed to be a promising career, and then Danticat s trajectory suddenly took a sharp dip thanks to a few uninspiring releases Somehow After the Dance slipped through the cracks for me It only recently appeared on my radar, despite its 2002 release This non fiction work has been categorized as a travelogue, as it fo 2010 s stellar historical memoir, Create Dangerously, reinvigorated my interest in Haitian born author Edwidge Danticat Her debut novel Breath, Eyes, Memory set the pace for what seemed to be a promising career, and then Danticat s trajectory suddenly took a sharp dip thanks to a few uninspiring releases Somehow After the Dance slipped through the cracks for me It only recently appeared on my radar, despite its 2002 release This non fiction work has been categorized as a travelogue, as it focuses on an annual Haitian carnival held in the Jacmel region of the island Danticat migrated to New York City at the age of twelve to live with her parents, leaving behind an uncle she d lived with up until that point That said uncle forbid her from attending Carnival, frightening her with tales of the harm that would come to her if she foolishly ventured into what he perceived as nefarious festivities Now in her thirties, Danticat returns to Haiti on vacation, eager to experience what she d been denied as a child.As a prelude to what would come in 2010, After the Dance can also be viewed as a historical memoir in ways, due to its meticulous examination of the political, cultural and artistic past of Haiti After now reading two fictional and two non fiction works by Danticat, I can confidently say that non fiction writing is her strong suit I read this book in one day True to form, Danticat presents the wonder of Carnival in a most delightful and mesmerizing way Through her words, I see Haiti I see its grandeur as well as its flaws I experience the island as both a child and as an adult I just love that she writes so beautifully, like a painter standing before a blank canvas the reader.