Northwest Passages Book Club: Putsata Reang

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Putsata Reang speaks about her life as the daughter of a Cambodian refugee family and her debut memoir, Ma and Me (MCD Books, 2022), in this interview with NAACP president and Spokesman-Review columnist Kiantha Duncan for the Northwest Passages Book Club in Spokane. Reang is featured in “The New Nonfiction 2022” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Elamin Abdelmahmoud

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Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses his debut memoir, Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces (Ballantine Books, 2022), with writer Sarah Hagi in this video for Toronto Reference Library’s Appel Salon series. Abdelmahmoud is featured in “The New Nonfiction 2022” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

The Black Writer’s Studio: Prince Shakur

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“It would be a beautiful world if young people were encouraged to chart their histories in really deep and meaningful ways.” Prince Shakur talks about his debut memoir, When They Tell You to Be Good (Tin House, 2022), and the significance of writing in this genre for the Black Writer’s Studio podcast with host Khadijah Ali-Coleman, executive director of the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Shakur is featured in “The New Nonfiction 2022” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Chloé Cooper Jones on Easy Beauty

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“The experience of being disabled in the world is an experience of feeling always kept on the sidelines of real life.” In this short video, Chloé Cooper Jones, a 2020 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient, speaks about her debut memoir, Easy Beauty (Avid Reader Press, 2022). Cooper Jones is featured in “The New Nonfiction 2022” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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