This is the Author | Khalida Brohi, Kevin Young, and Jeanne Marie Laskas

In this episode of This is the Author meet Khalida Brohi, author of I Should Have Honor, Kevin Young, author of Brown, and Jeanne Marie Laskas, author of To Obama. You’ll hear about stories from all over the world from the “voiceless” women in Pakistan, to the voices of one’s childhood, to the heartfelt letters of everyday Americans. Plus, learn why poetry, like song, is meant to be shared out loud.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

I Should Have Honor

A fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan—and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment.

Listen to an excerpt I SHOULD HAVE HONOR

Brown
Author: Kevin Young
Read By: Kevin Young

Divided into “Home Recordings” and “Field Recordings,” poet Kevin Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black Kansas boyhood to comment on our times.

Listen to an excerpt BROWN

To Obama

Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Obama was given ten handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens to which he responded. Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter writers themselves, and the White House staff who sifted through the letters.

Listen to an excerpt TO OBAMA

 

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