A new memoir from the National Book Award-winning author of "Middle Passage." He writes about the art and craft of writing and what he calls "the truth-telling power of fiction."
Diane and her guests discuss the 1990 National Book Award winning novel about a newly freed slave who accidentally boards a slave ship bound for Africa.
- Ira Berlin Professor of history at University of Maryland and author of "Generations of Captivity: A History of African American Slaves."
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
- E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
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