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Sena Jeter Naslund

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20060201, 20050622

Novelist Sena Jeter Naslund, author of the acclaimed Ahab’s Wife, discusses her new novel, Four Spirits, which is set in her native Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement.  The book weaves together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression to create both an intimate and epic tapestry of American social transformation. 

| Subject Matter: Civil Rights Movement, Racism, American Social Transformation. | Interview Year: 2004 | Genre: Fiction |

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