Angry Black White Boy/Crowe

Angry Black White Boy: As a young boy in the 1980s, Macon Detornay becomes fascinated by hip-hop music. And although he is a white boy from the suburbs of Boston, he comes of age immersed in and politicized by hip-hop culture. By the time he’s a taxicab driver in New York City, Macon is enraged by white privilege, and he turns that rage against his white passengers. Host Melinda Penkava talks with hip-hop emcee, poet, and author Adam Mansbach about his newest novel, “Angry Black White Boy” (Three Rivers Press/2005). (25:00)

Thomas Rain Crowe: Twenty-five years ago, writer Thomas Rain Crowe returned home to the mountains of western North Carolina. He lived on land borrowed from a friend and survived for four years on only what he could grow and barter. Host Melinda Penkava talks with Thomas Rain Crowe about his experiences with solitude and survival. His book is called “Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods” (University of Georgia Press/2005). (22:00)


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