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  • Elizabeth Nunez on Black Writers and Literature
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    Elizabeth Nunez on Black Writers and Literature

    Elizabeth Nunez, English professor at Hunter College (CUNY), discusses black writers and the state of literature from the 18th annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City.

  • Harlem Book Fair Panel Considers Life of Zora Neale Hurston
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    Panel Discussion on Zora Neale Hurston

    Panelists talked about author Zora Neale Hurston. Panelists included Cheryl Wall, English professor, Rutgers University; Rich Blint, contributing editor, The James Baldwin Review; Farah…

  • Reading in the Digital Age
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    Reading in the Digital Age

    A panel discussion was held on the changes made to access to information by a market-driven digital technology. They discussed the thesis that wider visual representation would lead younger readers into…

  • Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour
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    Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour

    As part of the Harlem Book Fair a walking tour took place in the heart of Harlem, with many stops relating to writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. People…

  • Black Biography Panel
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    Black Biography Panel

    A panel discussion was held on memoirs and biographies of blacks in Nigeria, Harlem, Guyana, Jamaica, and Chicago’s Bronzeville. Topics included the effect of environment on experience and the validity of the…

  • The Black Classics  Books That Speak to Our Soul
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    The Black Classics: Books That Speak to Our Soul

    A panel discusses the definition of "classic", how a book becomes a classic, and the authors that write them. The panelists listed some of their favorite books and also spoke about contemporary…

  • Narratives of a Black Life  Memoir  Biography
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    Narratives of a Black Life: Memoir & Biography

    The Harlem Book Fair on Saturday, July 24 was located on West 135th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in New York City. Panel discussions were held in the Langston…

  • HipHop Literature
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    Hip-Hop Literature

    Panelists talked about the influence of hip-hop music on literature as well as the spoken and written word. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of profanity and violence in the music,…