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Bring along your Dramamine when you tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, 10/23 at 3 pm ET. You are in for a whirlwind trip around the globe with three esteemed authors.
The inspiration for Robert Antoni’s writing is his family history in Trinidad, and his upbringing in the Bahamas. He is the author of three novels, Divina Trace, Blessed is the Fruit, and Carnival. His latest historical novel is As Flies to Whatless Boys, charts his family’s 1845 emigration from England to Trinidad as part of an experimental utopian society. Antoni was awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize and a NEA Grant. His short fiction was chosen for the Aga Kahn Prize by the Paris Review.
Ruth Behar was born in Cuba and grew up in New York. She is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” Award and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Her non-fiction books include Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story, The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart, and An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba. Her most recent book is Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys. Behar is both an immigrant child uprooted from Cuba and a woman whose job it is to travel and return home with stories.
Michael Deibert is the author of Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair, Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the World Policy Journal.. He has been a featured commentator on international affairs for the BBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio, WNYC New York Public Radio and KPFK Pafica Radio.
Bushra’s poetry has been collected in the chapbook Marianna’s Beauty Salon (Vagabond Press, 2001). Her writing been featured on BBC Radio 4, WNYC, KPFA and in The New York Times, India Currents andNY Newsday. Her work has also appeared in ColorLines, Crab Orchard Review, Mizna, Curve, Sepia Mutiny, The Feminist Wire and SAMAR. Bushra’s work has been anthologized in: Indivisible: Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press), Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion and Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press), Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (Temple University Press), And the World Changed: Contemporary Pakistani Women Writers (Feminist Press), Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies (Kent State University Press) and Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality (Seal Press.
Her first novel Corona (and I’m not talking about the beer) is now available from Sibling Rivalry Press.
Join host Danny Tisdale on the Harlem World Podcast at 2 pm as he talks to WNYC reporter and duPont Award winner Ailsa Chang as she discusses her award winning work on "Stop & Frisk" in Harlem and NYC, and much, much more. We’re also talking about what’s trending in Harlem: - Facebook.com/hwmag - Twitter.com/hwmag - HarlemWorldMag.com
Hey Folks, it's that time again and we implore you to pull up a chair and listen to yet another fun & informative Afronerd Radio broadcast. Journalist and multi media "polymath" Farai Chideya stops by to discuss her latest endeavor, "Pop + Politics with Farai Chideya: A Look at Race, Rage and Reconciliation In the 2010 Midterm Elections." You may remember Ms. Chideya from her NPR News & Notes show (where yours truly was a frequent guest) and we look forward to conversing with her regarding her