Toppa Top 10: Ten Great Books By Caribbean Authors In 2015


Edwidge Danticat, Untwine (Scholasic Press, 2015)
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Haiti’s Edwidge Danticat has been a star of global letters since the world, and especially Oprah’s Book Club, fell hard for her debut novel Breath, Eyes, Memory (Soho Press) in 1994. No matter how old you are, to read the first sentence of Untwine (Scholasic Press, 2015), which is a young adult novel about twin sisters undergoing a painful separation, is to fall under Danticat’s spell, as her prose is as powerful today as it was 20 years ago.