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This edition: Edwige Danticat, author, Brother, I'm Dying

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Original tape date: September 19, 2007.

This week, Sheryl welcomes writer Edwidge Danticat to the show. Novelist, teacher, frequent contributor to “The New Yorker,” she's turned to her extraordinary family for her latest work, “Brother, I'm Dying,” which has just been published by Alfred A. Knopf. The memoir tells the affecting story of her father struggling as a Haitian immigrant in New York City, and her uncle, struggling to remain in his socio-politically tumultuous homeland.

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