Interviewed by: James McKinley
Catalog Number: 19990127
A South African writer of international acclaim, Mike Nicol discusses his third novel Horseman with former New Letters editor James McKinley, who visited the writer in his homeland. An allegory of spiritual damnation, this powerful book examines the myths within "civilization" and the criminal element attendant upon colonization. He also talks about The Ibis Tapestry, part of which was published in an issue of New Letters.
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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