Part of the Kojo Nnamdi Show team bookshelf

Part of the Kojo Nnamdi Show team bookshelf

Washington is the center of America’s political universe, but it’s also a complicated local place with a distinctive culture of its own. Books, both fiction and non-fiction, give us a window into what makes D.C. the unique place it is–diverse, international, and a city of neighborhoods and people. Kojo chats about the essential reading list for better understanding the Washington region.

Guests

  • Elsbeth Purdy D.C. Public Library
  • E. Ethelbert Miller Poet, Writer and Literary Activist; Board chair, Institute for Policy Studies; Author, "The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller"
  • Marita Golden President and Founder of the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Foundation; also author of "Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex" (Doubleday)

2017 Summer Reading List

2017 Summer Reading: Books To Help You Better Understand Washington - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Many pop culture portrayals of Washington put the nation's capital front and center. But beyond the politics, D.C. has a local side that deserves attention too. This year, we asked some of this region's biggest book lovers to recommended books to help you better understand D.C. from a uniquely local angle.

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Presidential Portraiture at the National Gallery

Monday, Feb 19 2018The unveiling of President Obama's official portrait is drawing crowds at the National Portrait Gallery in downtown DC. This President's Day, we learn about the tradition of presidential portraiture--and how much it's changed--from the National Portrait Gallery's historian.