Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020102, 20011003
Often called the Chinese Frank McCourt, this writer talks about his bestselling memoir, Colors of the Mountain, which tells how his land-owning family fell into disfavor under Mao’s so-called “Cultural Revolution” and how he and his family managed to survive the system. Though a sometimes painful story, it is told with wit and optimism. The author also shares his love of music and plays his flute to highlight his work.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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