Episode 287: Manisha Sinha Explores Reconstruction: The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic
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2h ago
Diverse Voices Book Review host Hopeton Hay interviewed historian Manisha Sinha, author of The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic: Reconstruction, 1860-1920.  In the interview, Manisha explained her decision to focus on Reconstruction as the central theme, tying it to various other historical events and movements including the women's suffrage movement, the destruction of indigenous sovereignties, the Industrial Revolution, and labor conflict. Manisha Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut and a leading authority ..read more
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Episode 286: Gemini Wahhaj Debut Novel Illuminates Recent Histories of Bangladesh, America and Iraq
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by Hopeton Hay
3d ago
Diverse Voices Book Review contributor Chaitali Sen interviewed Gemini Wahhaj, author of the debut novel The Children of this Madness.  In The Children of this Madness, Gemini Wahhaj pens a complex tale of modern Bengalis, one that illuminates the recent histories not only of Bangladesh, but America and Iraq. Told in multiple voices over successive eras, this is the story of Nasir Uddin and his daughter Beena, and the intersection of their distant, vastly different lives. Gemini Wahhaj is a Bangladeshi American writer living in the US. She wrote her debut novel The Children of This Madne ..read more
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Episode 285: Historian Steven Hahn's Chronicle's History of Illiberalism In America
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1w ago
Diverse Voices Book Review host Hopeton Hay interviewed Steven Han, author of Illiberal America: A History.  In the interview they discussed the realities behind American history's myths, touching on progressive thinking's complexities, wealth concentration, and public good concepts. They also examined the impact of political strategies like the Southern strategy, and the Supreme Court's role in economic rights protection and the aftermath of Obama's election. Steven Hahn is a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian who studies American political and social movements. His acclaimed works includ ..read more
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Episode 284: Kellye Garrett's New Mystery Novel Missing White Woman
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2w ago
Diverse Voices Book Review contributor Amanda Moore interviewed, Kellye Garrett, the author of Missing White Woman, her latest novel. Her new book tells the story of a young woman who becomes an unwilling participant in a mystery that not only captures the attention of the public, but also forces her to face her past while fighting for her future. Kellye Garrett is also the author of the award-winning book, Like A Sister, and the co-founder of the Crime Writers of Color.  You can learn more about Kellye at www.kellyegarrett.com. Diverse Voices Book Review Social Media: Facebook - @divers ..read more
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Episode 283: Pelecanos Illuminates Crime, Race, and Humanity in D.C. Story Collection
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by Hopeton Hay
3w ago
Diverse Voices Book Review host interviewed George Pelecanos, author of the story collection Owning Up. In the interview they discuss the significance of storytelling in addressing social issues, particularly racial injustice, historical trauma, and violence. They highlight the emotional connection that stories can provide, allowing readers to empathize with characters and learn from their experiences. George Pelecanos is the bestselling author of twenty-two novels and story collections set in and around Washington, D.C. He is also a producer and Emmy-nominated writer of HBO's The Wire, Treme ..read more
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Episode 282: Marie Arana's LatinoLand: A Portrait of America's Largest and Least Understood Minority
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2M ago
Diverse Voices Book Review host Hopeton Hay interviewed Marie Arana, author of LatinoLand.  LatinoLand is an all-encompassing overview of Hispanic America based on personal interviews, deep research, and Marie Arana’s life experience as a Latina. At present, Latinos comprise 20 percent of the US population, a number that is growing. By 2050, census reports project that one in every three Americans will claim Latino heritage.  Marie Arana draws on her own experience as the daughter of an American mother and Peruvian father who came to the US at age nine, straddling two worlds, as many ..read more
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Episode 281: Novel By Ayana Mathis Explores Family Legacy and Black Self-Determination
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2M ago
Diverse Voices Book Review host Hopeton Hay interviewed Ayana Mathis, author of the novel The Unsettled.  "The Unsettled is a spellbinding portrait of two fierce women reckoning with the steep cost of resistance: What legacy will we leave our children? Where can we be free? Learn more about the novel at The Unsettled — Ayana Mathis. Diverse Voices Book Review Social Media: Facebook - @diversevoicesbookreview Instagram - @diverse_voices_book_review Twitter - @diversebookshay Email: hbh@diversevoicesbookreview.com Web site: https://diversevoicesbookreview.wordpress.com/  ..read more
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Episode 280: Teens Book Show: A Black Women's History of the United States
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2M ago
In celebration of Women's History Month, we're featuring an interview conducted by Teens Choice Book Show host Maya Hay in January of 2021 with Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross, authors of A Black Women's History of the United States.  The book is described as "an empowering and intersectional history that centers the stories of African American women across 400+ years, showing how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country." At the time of the interview, Dr. Berry was the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and associate dean of the Graduate Schoo ..read more
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Episode 279: BLACK HISTORY: Koritha Mitchell, Author of From Slave Cabins to the White House
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by Hopeton Hay
3M ago
In 2020 Diverse Voices Book Review host Hopeton Hay interviewed Koritha Mitchell, author of FROM SLAVE CABINS TO THE WHITE HOUSE.  As part of our continuing recognition of Black authors for Black History this year, I'm reposting this interview that was originally posted on the podcast site on October of 2020.  In the book Dr. Mitchell argues that it is Black success that is most likely to draw the ire of white mobs. Using characters in literature by black female writers from Zora Neale Hurston to Lorraine Hansberry, and the role in the White House of former first lady Michelle Obama ..read more
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Episode 278: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Lisa B. Thompson, author of Underground, Monroe, and the Mamalogues: Three Plays
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by Hopeton Hay
3M ago
Diverse Voices Book Review host Hopeton Hay interviewed Lisa B. Thompson, author of Underground, Monroe, and the Mamalogues: Three Plays. She was interviewed in August of 2020.  In these plays, the black feminist playwright and scholar thoughtfully explores themes such as the black family, motherhood, migration, racial violence, and trauma and its effect on black people from the early twentieth century to the present. The works showcase Thompson’s subversive humor and engagement with black history and culture through the lens of the black middle class. In addition to being an award-winnin ..read more
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