Interviewed by: James McKinley
Catalog Number: 19990224
The author of four collections of poetry, the South African writer, James Matthews talks with New Letters editor James McKinley about his first full-length novel, The Party is Over, which captures not only the political frustrations of the apartheid world of the 1960's, but the limitations for artists trapped within racial stereotypes.
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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