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Although scholars have identified and celebrated the multicultural nature of Edwidge Danticat’s fiction, little scholarship exists that examines the complexity and significance of her multilingual craft. In response, this paper provides examples of translation, theme, motif, and structure found across all of Danticat’s works that illuminate the ways in which Danticat’s use of language mirrors the créolité and creole identities in today’s global, post-colonial world. Using creolization theory as a lens for critical analysis, this essay investigates the ways in which Danticat blends English and Kreyòl, written and oral literary traditions to build a new genre in which Haitian voices can thrive.
Robinette, Anna, "Bilingual and Bimodal Expression: The Creolization in Edwidge Danticat's Oeuvre" (2017). Dickinson College Honors Theses. Paper 260.
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