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Marita Golden on Raising a Black Child "In a Turbulent World"

Golden in the author of the new memoir, "Saving Our Sons." She writes about bringing up her son in Washington D.C., where homicide is the leading cause of death for Black males between 18 and 24. In the preface, she says, "I stopped work on a novel in order to write this book. The unremitting press of young lives at risk, the numbing stubbornness of annual, real-life death tolls, rendered fiction suddenly unintriguing, vaguely obscene."


Other segments from the episode on February 6, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 6, 1995: Interview with Marita Golden; Interview with Greg Graffin; Review of Dionne Farris's album "Wild Seed-Wild Flower."


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