KAZI Book Review 10th Anniversary Celebration: Five Interviews With Akashic Book Authors

Since 2011, at least one author each year from independent publisher Akashic Books has appeared on KAZI Book Review. Akashic has one of the most diverse array of authors in the publishing industry. Its authors often provide a unique perspective from the world of marginalized people. The featured podcasts from interviews originally broadcast on KAZI 88.7 FM are novelists C. J. Farley, Adam Smyer, Eric Charles May, Bernice McFadden, and journalist Jessica Luther.


C. J. Farley, Around Harvard Square
Race, class, and hormones combine and combust when a Harvard freshman and his two friends attempt to join the staff of the Harpoon, the school’s iconic humor magazine…More information on the book is available at: http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/around-harvard-square/


Adam Smyer, Knucklehead
A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African American attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and politically turbulent ’90s…More information on the book is available at: http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/knucklehead/


Eric Charles May, Bedrock Faith
A deeply engaging debut novel about a morality clash in an insular Chicago neighborhood…More information on the book is available at: http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/bedrock-faith/


Bernice McFadden, The Book of Harlan
During World War II, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp…More information on the book is available at: http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/the-book-of-harlan/


Jessica Luther, Unsportsmanlike Conduct
A meticulously researched and powerful exposé on the epidemic of cover-up that surrounds sexual assault and college football players…More information on the book is available at: http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/unsportsmanlike-conduct/
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