Kojo speaks with "Speak No Evil" novelist and D.C. native Uzodinma Iweala about his second novel and how his local upbringing affects his storytelling.
Whether praised or criticized, the work of acclaimed poet and playwright Amiri Baraka has always evoked response, generally for its piercing examinations of anger and hostility in the Black community toward the dominant White culture. Baraka joins Kojo to discuss his life and work.
- Amira Baraka Poet, playwright, novelist, essayist
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