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Caption: Jesmyn Ward, Credit: Tony Cook
In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends.

Bought by WABE, KPIP-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Novelist Helen Oyeyemi reads from her dreamy, fairy-tale-inspired novel and reflects on themes of beauty and race.

Bought by KPIP-LP and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 07:21
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Marian Anderson Sings at Lincoln Memorial: 1939 # 3, Credit: Smithsonian Institution
A stirring collection of patriotic music performed throughout U.S. history by African Americans, sometimes in the face of public hostility. Also, s...

Bought by WTJU and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 21, 2014
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dinaw Mengestu, Credit: Michael Lionstar
The author discusses the latest Big Read pick, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, his novel about an Ethiopian exile in a gentrifying Washingt...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tope Folarin, Credit: David Fleming
Tope Folarin becomes the first writer born outside of Africa to win the Caine Prize with his short story set in Texas in an evangelical Nigerian ch...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Khadijah Queen
On Skype, Cathy Byrd talks to poet Khadijah Queen about her creative practice and shares poems from her latest book, "Black Peculiar."

  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 15:03
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1619 was the year the first Africans arrived on the North American continent. There were at least 20 of them and they came as slaves from Angola. B...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Feb 29, 2012
  • Length: 30:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Director Lee Daniels talks to Andrea Chase about making the film, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE

  • Added: Nov 01, 2009
  • Length: 11:35
Caption: Clifton on the cover of 'Wild Blessings'
Poet Lucille Clifton is widely acclaimed for her powerful explorations of race, womanhood, and spirituality.

Bought by WRNC-LP, KVSC, and CKMO


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Poets Nikki Giovanni and Lucinda Roy discuss their roles as African American poets in contemporary America and share personal visions of the "Middl...

Bought by KPVL and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Apr 06, 2005
  • Length: 29:51
  • Purchases: 2