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Noliwe Rooks


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.

| Interview Year: 1997 | Genre: Fiction |

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Kansas City Literary Events

Shayla Lawson & Jermaine Thompson

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.


Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.