Thursday, September 6, 2007

New books to the store

September is great. Lot's of great new books are becoming available.
Here are todays new books:

Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge tells of making a new life in a new country while fearing for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorates. But "Brother I’ m Dying" soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Late in 2004, his life threatened by an angry mob, forced to flee his church, the frail, Edwidge's eighty-one-year-old uncle Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by U.S. Customs, held by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world. His brother, Mira, will soon join him in death, but not before he holds hope in his arms: Edwidge’s firstborn, who will bear his name—and the family’s stories, both joyous and tragic—into the next generation.

Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates,
1986 to 2006

From Harold Pinter’s passionate and timely lecture on the nature of truth in art and politics to J.M. Coetzee’s allegorical journey through the mysteries of the creative process; from Toni Morrison’s essay on the link between language and oppression to Nadine Gordimer’s meditation on the ways in which literature can shape the worlds of individual and collective being, this is a volume in which meditations on imagination and the process of writing mingle with keen discussions of global affairs, cultural change, and the ongoing influence of the past.


iyan and egusi soup: said...

i hope to read 'brother, i'm dying' by the year's end. i still have 'breath, eyes, memory' on my shelf, waiting to be read.

jenn said...

I especially loved "Krik? Krak!"

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