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Anacaona: Golden Flower is a novel in the historical fiction series, The Royal Diaries. The book was written by Edwidge Danticat and published by Scholastic in April 2005. It was followed by Catherine: The Great Journey.

DedicationEdit

"For Rose, Denise, and Zora Danticat
I love you, Daddy.
"

Book descriptionEdit

"Last Quarter Moon, Day 16
The pale men have reached our shores. We were awakened at dawn by clamorous shouts of voices unlike any I have ever heard and the sight of men unlike any I have ever seen.... As Caonabó and I emerged from our house... they immediately surrounded the plaza...to point hollow-looking metal sticks at us. From these sticks they fired bursts of lightning into the air, which startled and frightened our people, forcing many to flee. His eyes darting between the pale men's lightning and our men running, Caonabó ordered our fighters to stand still. This did no good, for as our men kept fleeing, the pale men went on aiming their lightning rods at the clouds.... It was as if we were at war with gods.
"

PlotEdit

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of Anacaona: Golden Flower characters

AuthorEdit

Main article: Edwidge Danticat

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit


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