Brother, I'm Dying - 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

Edwidge Danticat

About the Program

Edwidge Danticat talks about her uncle Joseph, a Baptist minister who took care of her as a child in Haiti.  Joseph Danticat fled Haiti in 2004, at the age of 81, and came to the U.S. seeking political asylum.  Upon arrival, he was imprisoned by U.S. Homeland Security and died while in custody.  "Brother, I'm Dying" was awarded the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.   

About the Authors

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat is the author of "Breath, Eyes, Memory" (Oprah Book Club pick) and "The Dew Breaker." Her book, "The Farming of Bones," was awarded the American Book Award.

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, January 26th at 12pm (ET)
  • Tuesday, December 25th at 1:45pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 20th at 8pm (ET)
  • Sunday, October 7th at 3am (ET)
  • Saturday, October 6th at 11am (ET)
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