What I’m Reading: May, June, July 2017

I skipped a couple months! In the meantime I’ve read some good books and joined an English-language library at a fancy private country club that once hosted Sean Penn’s post-earthquake refugee camp on its tennis courts and golf course. It’s a weird place.
  • Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author of Krik? Krak!, is one of my recent favorites. I read her beautiful novel The Farming of Bones in January before coming to Haiti and will definitely be reading more of her work (including a Royal Diaries young adult chapter book that she wrote from the perspective of a Taino princess living on the island at the time of Christopher Columbus’ first landing! I loved those books when I was a preteen).
  • I also read & recommend this super interesting article about intersections between the United Nations, the cholera epidemic in Haiti, and U.S. foreign policy in the age of Obama and Trump.

Now that I have TWO libraries at my disposal (MCC has a pretty good collection at their office, plus the aforementioned club library), who has book recommendations?!

One thought on “What I’m Reading: May, June, July 2017

  1. Thanks for the tips, Madeline! I read Edwidge’s “Untwined” YA novel this year and enjoyed a glimpse into the lives of middle class Haitians living in Miami. She is indeed a wonderful writer.


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