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Novelist Sterling Watson and Black Author Summer Reading Recommendations Focus of KAZI Book Review

Sterling Watson, author of the novel SUITCASE CITY and Peggy Terry, co-chair of the Folktales Black Women’s Literary Society in Austin, Texas are today’s guests on KAZI Book Review at 12:30p.m. CST.

Set largely in and around Tampa, Fla. in 1997, SUITCASE CITY captures the racial tension in the area when a former white star college quarterback is accused of assaulting a young black man.  Watson uses the resulting media frenzy surrounding the incident and the characters to explore the difficulties of race relations.

Sterling Watson is the author of six novels and teaches in the MFA program at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts.  He is also the codirector of the Eckerd College Writing Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Peggy Terry, an avid reader and longtime member of the Folktales Black Women’s Literary Society, will be discussing her list of 10 Black authors that published books this year to read this summer.

  

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