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On The Air
Interviewed by: Margaret Smith
Catalog Number: 19970210
Noliwe Rooks discusses the politics of hair in her book HAIR RAISING: BEAUTY, CULTURE, AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN. She talks about her inspirations for the book, including her memories as a 13-year-old when her grandmother helped her with her hair.
Naomi Shihab Nye
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...