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Affrilachian Poets

From: With Good Reason
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Appalachia is often imagined as rural and white, but a new wave of African-American writers is challenging the notion of a single Appalachian region and culture. Read the full description.

Affrilachia_small Appalachia is often imagined as rural and white, but a new wave of African-American writers is challenging the notion of a single Appalachian region and culture. They call themselves Affrilachians. With Good Reason speaks with Frank X Walker, the poet who invented the word Affrilachia. The show also features readings from poets Hope Johnson and Crystal Good.

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Appalachia is often imagined as rural and white, but a new wave of African-American writers is challenging the notion of a single Appalachian region and culture. They call themselves Affrilachians. With Good Reason speaks with Frank X Walker, the poet who invented the word Affrilachia. The show also features readings from poets Hope Johnson and Crystal Good.

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