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Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Rojé Augustin

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Rojé Augustin is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her first novel, The Unraveling of Bebe Jones, won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award in African American fiction.  She wrote the novel while a stay-at-home-mom in London and Sydney.  In 2013 Rojé’s script The Weekly was selected for the Australian Writer’s Guild prestigious Pathways Program.  In May 2020 Rojé published her debut poetry collection, Out of No Way, Madam C.J. Walker and A’Lelia Walker, A Poetic Drama, which tells the story of Madam Walker’s phenomenal life story.  Rojé continues to work as a screenwriter, journalist, and producer.  She is a dual national currently living in Sydney with her husband and two daughters.  When she's not working or spending time with family and friends, Rojé loves to rollerblade through the park while listening to her favorite tunes.