This month’s readers’ review takes a look at slavery, property, freedom, and family through an unusual lens. Winner of the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, "The Known World" by Edward Jones examines the complexities of an antebellum Virginia where free blacks own black slaves.

Guests

  • Roger Wilkins professor of history and American culture at George Mason University
  • 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."

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, Dec 02 2016President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Dec 02 2016President-elect Donald Trump starts a victory tour with a stop in Cincinnati. Nancy Pelosi is re-elected House minority leader. And North Carolina prosecutors say the police officer who killed Keith Lamont Scott will not face charges.