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Edwidge Danticat: The Immigrant Artist at Work
Award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat discusses her reflection on art and exile, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work. Danticat is introduced by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
What does it mean to be an immigrant artist, especially in relation to one’s country of origin? When that country is suffering–-from violence, poverty, oppression, or disaster–-how does the artists’ responsibility change?