Spitfiyah! Radio September 2010 show

On Spitifyah! this month:

Listen to the show:

Zabrina met with Tara Atluri, Professor of Women's Studies at York University. Professor Atluri researches Race and Comedy. She is also the one behind the “ Where is Omar?” street-art installations in Toronto, which seek to raise awareness about the Omar Khadr case. Prof. Atluri talked to us about this project as well as identity politics and social change.

Alyssa spoke with Tia Hicks, a Senior in the Africana Studies Program at Cornell University. Over the summer, Tia Hicks conducted interviews with women involved in the Black Panther Party. She spoke to us about that. She also shared her views on gender politics in Black political movements today.

Lastly, Eleshia will be reviewing Canadian writer, Lawrence Hills’s, The Book of Negroes. The novel was published in 2007 and has won numerous awards including the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. As of last week, it had been announced that the book has sold more than 500 000 copies in Canada.

Music played:

Billie Holiday, Easy Living, Yesterdays.
Georgia Anne Muldrow, Run Away, Early
Georgia Anne Muldrow, Child of the Sun, Early

Theme songs:
Mystic, The Life, Cuts for Love, Scars for Freedom
Michie Mee, Don't Wanna be Your Slave, The First Cut is the Deepest