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Basic Black; Conversation with Edwidge Danticat


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Basic Black
Conversation with Edwidge Danticat
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THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

Haitian author, Edwidge Danticat talks about her life and its impact on her writing. Breath, Eyes, Memory, The Farming Bones and Krik? Krak! each explore the Haititan influences and culture. In a personal conversation with Darren Duarte, Danticat talks about her personal history and her writing process.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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