Sena Jeter NaslundFiction
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.
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...
Kansas City Literary Events