Click here to link to a piece of mine on the Afropop Blog about songs women in Korhogo have written about the conflict in Ivory Coast. You will also be able to hear one of the songs.
The PRNDIs were announced on June 24 and my radio piece "Ivory Coast: Election Day" won a First Place PRNDI for Best Writing. PRNDIs are national awards given out by the NPR News Directors association for original content produced by local NPR stations.
I guest hosted Illinois Public Media's morning interview program in late September and early October. Topics ranged from poverty in America to the real George W. Bush to citizenship for black women to the conception of the night in early modern Europe.
Links to some of the interviews are below:
Interview with Richard Holmes, author of one of my all-time favorite nonfiction books,The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Interview with Melissa Harris-Perry about her book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
In July 2013 I will be teaching a week-long creative nonfiction workshop called The Allure of the Actual (July 14-19) and a weekend workshop that focuses on writing a nonfiction book called Nonfiction GPS Camp (July 13-14).
Check out the Iowa Summer Writing Festival website or Facebook page for more information. And if you are interested, sign up to receive the catalog. There are many wonderful classes and I'm looking forward to teaching there again.
One Village Votes (But Their Votes Were Thrown Out!)
My blog about the elections in Ivory Coast from October 2010 to April 11, 2011
INTERVIEWS about IVORY COAST
Focus on WILL AM 580/Illinois Public Media
August 29, 2011 -- with Tom Bassett, geographer at University of Illinois and my other half
Midmorning on Minnesota Public Radio
April 12, 2011 -- with Scott Strauss, political scientist at University of Wisconsin