Award Winning Author Edwidge Danticat Speaks at Old Dominion
NORFOLK, Va. – Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat spoke at the President’s Lecture Series, Wednesday night in the Webb Center’s North Café, at Old Dominion University. She lived with her aunt and uncle in Port-au-Prince for eight years, after her parents moved to the United States.
Danticat told the story of how her uncles church was pillaged and ransacked by gangs, when she was 12-years-old. That was the final incident before my uncle decided we were coming to the United States. I was able to reunite with my parents in New York, but it was a difficult time. I did not speak a lot of English. I was different than my classmates, so it was hard to fit in at times.