Helping Haiti

November 9th, 2010


Frank Mullin
Novelist Edwidge Danticat '93 MFA greets fans after reading from her novel The Dew Breakers October 4. The book was this year's so-called First Reading, the summer assignment for incoming first-years and transfer students. Many were part of the diverse audience that packed De Ciccio Auditorium to hear Danticat talk about her native country. "What does a book about an old Haitian torturer have to do with you?" she asked. "Social media mean you can all be torturers—from your own rooms. We can all become torturers." In the audience was Wyclef Jean, the Grammy-winner and erstwhile Haitian presidential candidate who had just been named a visiting fellow at Brown.


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