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.


  • 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."
  • 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.

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