Readers' Review: Edward Jones' "The Known World"

Readers' Review: Edward Jones' "The Known World"

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...

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

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."

Lisa Page

freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.

Roger Wilkins

professor of history and American culture at George Mason University

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