• "The young Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat has given the world honest and loving portraits of Haitian people, both on the island and in the United States"

    Boston Globe
  • "Ms. Danticat has dared to probe into some of the most painful and hidden Haitian traditions"

    New York Times
  • "This gem of lyrical reportage takes Danticat from behind a "mask of distant observer" into the heart of a "massive stream of joy", filling in the history and folklore behind the steamy surface"

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • "Danticat has fathomless respect for her culture and reveals less of the fearfulness than the love in it"