On Stage: Edwidge Danticat, creating ‘Dangerously’

Edwidge Danticat responds to an audience question as Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane listens on stage at WHYY's Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons yesterday. (Photo by Emily Bryant/for WHYY)

Hour 1

In this hour of Radio Times, we present an edited broadcast of Marty’s live interview with 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia featured author Edwidge Danticat,  from the stage of WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons. Danticat’s “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” collects essays written by the the Haitian American writer and MacArthur Genius Grant winner, and illustrates the struggle of making art in exile—and what it’s like to exist in a country constantly in conflict, where even the act of reading means taking a stand against oppression. It was chosen as the centerpiece of this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia project, which promotes reading, literacy, library use, and community building by motivating tens of thousands of people to read an annual featured selection.

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