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The Word free pdf Critically acclaimed Black writers reveal how books have shaped their personal lives in often unexpected ways. In these thirteen strikingly candid interviews, bestselling authors, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, and writers picked by Oprah s Book Club discuss how the acts of reading and writing have deeply affected their lives by expanding the conceptual borders of their communities and broadening their sense of self. Edwidge Danticat movingly recounts the first time she encountered a Black character in a book and how this changed her worldview forever- Edward P. Jones speaks openly about being raised by an illiterate mother- J. California Cooper discusses the spiritual sources of her literary inspiration- Nathan McCall explains how reading saved his life while in prison- Pearl Cleage muses eloquently about how other people s stories help one make one s own way in the world- and world-renowned historian John Hope Franklin in one of the last interviews he gave before his death touchingly recalls his childhood in the segregated South and how reading opened his mind to life s greater possibilities. The stories that emerge from these in-depth interviews not only provide an important record of the creative life of leading Black writers but also explore the vast cultural and spiritual benefits of reading and writing, and they support the growing initiative to encourage people to read as both a passion and a pastime."

About Marita Golden

MARITA GOLDEN is an award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. She is the cofounder and president emeritus of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

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Author : Marita Golden
Publisher : Broadway Books
Data Published : 11 January 2011
ISBN : 0767929918
EAN : 9780767929912
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 209 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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