Black Book Talk

Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow audience members to talk directly to authors and/or share their opinions on works by Black authors.

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Black Book Talk on 08/06/09

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Thu, 08/06/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

In honor of E. Lynn Harris, esteemed author , who died on July 23rd at the age of 54, Black Book Talk will rebroadcast their interview with Harris about his last book "Basketball Jones".

Black Book Talk on 07/02/09

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Thu, 07/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Which black authors are on your summer reading list?  On today's Black Book Talk, we'll be taking your calls as we talk about hot books to read this summer.

Black Book Talk on 04/02/09

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Thu, 04/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Today's show features a round-table discussion including a focus on books and other sources of material for those who are still gripped by "Obama-madness".  The hosts will even critique the "Mrs O" site devoted to chronicling what the First Lady wears. 

Black Book Talk on 03/05/09

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Thu, 03/05/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Hosts Patricia, O.B. and Emma speak with E. Lynn Harris, nine-time New York Times bestselling author about his latest book "Basketball Jones," which explores the consequences of loving someone who is forced to conform to the rules society demands its public heroes follow.

Harris's work includes the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and the novels, A Love of My Own, Just as I Am, Any Way the Wind Blows (all three of which were named Novel of the Year by the Blackboard African American Bestsellers), I Say a Little Prayer, If This World Were Mine (which won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence), and the classic Invisible Life. His latest book is Just Too Good to Be True.

Black Book Talk

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Tue, 01/06/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Emma, Patricia and O B host a call in show with suggestions for good books to read for this year.
 

Black Book Talk

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Tue, 12/02/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Black Book Talk will not be heard today. Instead we'll hear an interview from the series Bookwaves. The guest is Edwidge Danticat, Haitian born writer, whose memoir "Brother, I'm Dying" was a National Book Award finalist in 2007. and is now out in paperback. She discusses her life and her career with host Richard Wolinsky.

Black Book Talk

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Tue, 11/04/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is Patricia Smith Pollard, author of "When Your Church Becomes Your Party."

Black Book Talk on 10/14/08

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Tue, 10/14/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Hosts Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford speak with Jewell Parker Rhodes, who discusses her latest book, Yellow Moon, a sequel to 2006's Voodoo Season, in which a wazimamoto, or African vampire, stalks Dr. Marie Laveau, a 21st-century doctor, modern voodoo practitioner and descendant of the legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

Black Book Talk on 09/02/08

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Tue, 09/02/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill speak with Felicia Pride, an author and speaker. They discuss her  book The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop's Greatest Songs, (Running Press, 2007).

Black Book Talk on 07/01/08

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Tue, 07/01/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Hosts Patricia, Emma and O.B. bring you their recommendations for summer reading by black authors. 

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Nathan McCall, author of "Them"

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Mon, 02/04/2008

Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill interview Nathan McCall about his new book, Them, a novel about gentrification.

Award winning writer J. California Cooper

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Mon, 12/31/2007

 

 hosts O.B. Hill, Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford special guest is writer J. California Cooper. The author of seventeen plays, she was named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978. Her books include Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns: Stories and Some People, Some Other Place.

Kwanzaa Black Book Talk

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Mon, 12/03/2007

December Black Book Talk, hosted by Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford, focusing on the Kwanzaa holiday and favorite holiday books by black authors.

 

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