Edwidge Danticat Quotes & Sayings

23 most famous Edwidge Danticat quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 48 year old American author born on Jan 19, 1969.

Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people's consciousness.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States, from 1915 to 1934.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“I think daily that the country's future is being thrown to the wind.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“In Haiti you had the Duvaliers for 29 years and they were very well supported by the United States.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“People aren't really aware of what's happening in other places.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“People who want alternative information have to try so hard to find it.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“Someone has said that nations have interests, they don't have friends, and you see that over and over in U.S. policy.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“Also, people are not often aware of the way the United States' policies influence what happens in places like Haiti or El Salvador or Nicaragua. Or in Columbia right now.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme. And that's what they end up knowing about it.”
Edwidge Danticat Quotes
“I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles.”

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