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Paging Columbus, Slam Poet Barbara Fant

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Release Date: 09/16/2017

Terry Hill, Terry Hill, "Memoirs from a Prison Cell"

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Terry Hill has hand-sold 6,000 books outside stores and stadiums in Washington State, a powerful story of poverty, addiction, and connection to family. During a long stretch in prison on robbery charges, Hill picked up a pencil and begin writing his story. The writing process freed his mind and laid a new path for Hill, one dedicated to giving back to the community he'd once robbed.

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Tonya Daniels, Tonya Daniels, "Love Brought Me Back"

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This episode is devoted to a little-known Columbus author, Tonya Lynette Daniels, who was brutally murdered in February 2019. In researching Tonya's death, I found she'd written a book, and this book is the subject of analysis on this episode of Word Carver.

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Imbolo Mbue, Tonya L Daniels show art Imbolo Mbue, Tonya L Daniels

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Word Carver co-host Herbert Ndecki II interviews Oprah Book Club writer Imbolo Mbue about her novel Behold the Dreamer. Both Ndeki and Mbue are from Cameroon, and they speak about African writers and what it takes to keep going. Then, in the first of a two-part series, Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi talks about a little-known writer in Columbus Ohio who was murdered this year.

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Kourouma review, and new poems show art Kourouma review, and new poems

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In Word Carver 40, Cynthia Rosi and co-host Herbert Ndeki II explore poetry. Ndeki reviews Ahmadou Kourouma's "Allah is not obliged to be fair about all the things he does here on Earth" (warning: strong language -- Kourouma makes liberal use of the n-word in his soldier-boy character) while Rosi reads several original poems.

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Translation, French to English, of Aimé Césaire show art Translation, French to English, of Aimé Césaire

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Herbert Ndeki II, a Cameroon native and American emigre, reads poems from Aimé Césaire's work Cahier D'Un Retour and analyses the translation choices. Aimé Césaire was born in 1913 and pioneered the concept of "blackness." He grew up in the French colony of Martinique and moved to Paris where he encountered the racism of the colonizers.

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How to Cook Your Husband, and The Company show art How to Cook Your Husband, and The Company

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Herbert Ndeki reviews "How to Cook Your Husband the African Way" by Calixte Beyala, and Cynthia Rosi reads the short story "The Company" which arrived in a dream, and was written over two days.

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Calixte Beyala and Heather Christle show art Calixte Beyala and Heather Christle

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Herbert Ndeki reviews "How to Cook Your Husband the African Way" by Calixte Beyala. Heather Christle reads at Paging Columbus from her poetic works.

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African authors and an Indian architect show art African authors and an Indian architect

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Herbert Ndeki, a native-French speaker from Cameroon, reviews authors from the African canon. Hemu Venkataraman speaks about her work as an artist, author, and architect.

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Thank Your Lucky Stars, Sherrie Flick show art Thank Your Lucky Stars, Sherrie Flick

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Flash fiction that coils back a spring and then packs a punch -- Sherrie was into flash before it had a name. We dropped into Grammercy Books to pick up a copy and hear Flick read her work, before sitting down to analyze the stories. Follow @wordcarverradio on Twitter.

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Word Carver, working lunch show art Word Carver, working lunch

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Amy and Cynthia analyze poems they love and gossip about the writing life.

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