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Finding the Lighter Side of African-American Lit

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Finding the Lighter Side of African-American Lit

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Finding the Lighter Side of African-American Lit

Finding the Lighter Side of African-American Lit

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Is Black literature too serious? Writer Paul Beatty thought so, that's why he compiled a new anthology of African American humor, from Simple to Sharpton.

Guests:

Paul Beatty, novelist and poet; author of White Boy Shuffle and Tuff; his latest book is Hokum: An Anthology of African American Humor

Nick Chiles, editor in chief of Odyssey Couleur, a travel magazine; author of many books; latest is A Love Story

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