Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20050615, 20041229
Medical physician and writer Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, talks about his novel set in his native Afghanistan which explores a complicated relationship between father and son, new world and old, and duty versus love. The first novel written in English about contemporary Afghanistan by an Afghan, the book has attained great word-of-mouth publicity, making it a popular choice for book clubs around the country.
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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