Edwidge Danticat to talk about exiles, the arts Feb. 11

Edwidge Danticat will give a talk, “Making Art In Cities of Exile,” Monday, Feb. 11, in Graham Center (GC) 243 at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

The event, scheduled for 6:45 p.m., is free and open to the public.

“Miss Danticat is the ideal intellectual to share her views with students, faculty and the community on how the bitter-sweet experiences of exile shapes a writer’s oeuvre,” said Professor Asher Z. Milbauer, director of the Exile Studies Program. “Her beloved Haiti remains a towering presence in her writings. She is aware of her obligations to provide testimonies of the atrocities that often give rise to the exilic condition, but she also appreciates the blessing of exile, the chance to enjoy artistic freedom and autonomy, that is. Having Miss Danticat speak at FIU will significantly enhance our efforts to stimulate an understanding and appreciation of the many nuances of the immigrant experience.”

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