Writing Race

December 30, 2001

Sherman Alexie is a one-man culture industry.  He’s a slam poet, a film producer, and one of America’s most-admired fiction writers.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Sherman Alexie talks about his double identity – as writer and American Indian.  Also, Russell Banks on the great American “Creole” novel.

  1. Sherman Alexie on Indian Stereotypes

    Native American writer Sherman Alexie talks with Steve Paulson about his stories, the film “Smoke Signals,” and being Indian in America.

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  2. Russell Banks on the Great American Story

    Novelist Russell Banks tells Judith Strasser that the great American story is that of the African diaspora and the struggle of many races and cultures to live harmoniously together.

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  3. Zadie Smith on Multicultural London

    Zadie Smith portrays London as it really is with people from many races and cultures living together and spillinng over into each other’s lives.

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  4. Sandy Tolan on Hank Aaron

    Sandy Tolan tells Jim Fleming that he became a fan of Hank Aaron’s as a boy in Milwaukee, and was thrilled when “The Hammer” threatened to eclipse Babe Ruth’s home run record.

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