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Tracey Ricks Foster

The African American Literary Review


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African American Literary Review & News is an online radio broadcast dedicated to the rich African American literary experience and legacy. The African American Literary Review supports authors who contribute to the diverse literary landscape that is the African Diaspora.

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ENJOY 90 minutes of stimulating intellectual and informative conversation with novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Ishmael Reed. ALSO, as we continue our celebration of Black History Month, AALR salutes African American acheivement... more

ENJOY 90 minutes of the BEST in African American literary discussion!! This week, AALR salutes the founder of Negro History Week aka Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson! Authors France Fox Piven, Lorraine C. Minnite, and... more

The African American Literary Review kicks off Black History Month with author Laura Castoro as she addresses identity and the complex world of race and relationships in "Love On The Line." ENJOY 120 minutes of stimulating and... more

"Detroit. Where the weak are eaten ALIVE!" This used to be a famous slogan that accurately described the sentiment of Detroiters about their city. Luke Bergman discusses the need for survival in a tough city like Detroit in his book, "Getting... more

Growing up has its' own set of challenges and rewards. But growing up in a world that is totally foreign to you AND those who surround you, can be trying and stressful. Jennifer Baszile, author of the newly released "The Black Girl Next... more

DISCOVER the roots of some of your favorite SOUTHERN dishes and a heritage that African slaves helped shape for a nation. Damon Lee Fowler, critically acclaimed Southern cuisine historian, discusses the revised edition of his... more

ENJOY Three of my FAVORITE authors on ONE show! Dywane Birch, author of "Shattered Souls" and "My Soul To Yours," discusses his latest release "Beneath The Bruises." Then TWO sistas on a serious MISSION, Meesha Mink and... more

Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, awardwinning authors of "Far From The Tree," "Gotta Keep On Tryin," and "Tryin' To Sleep In The Bed You Made," will discuss their sixth novel, "What Doesn't Kill You."

ENJOY 90 minutes of informative, stimulating and enlightening conversation with Jerrianne Hayslett, author of "Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J.Simpson."

President Thomas Jefferson. One of our founding Fathers. The architect of The Declaration of Independence. America's third President. Celebrated intellect. Renowned inventor. Charismatic politician. Involved in a controversial scandal of... more