Harlem Is Nowhere

A Journey to the Mecca of Black America
Imprint: Griot Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: CF0001
Released: Nov 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461824794
Narrator/s: Karen Chilton
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As gentrification encroaches on historic Harlem, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award recipient Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts untangles the myth and meaning of its storied legacy. Drawing on Harlem's history and her own observations, Rhodes-Pitts introduces a variety of observers who shared a common hope that Harlem would become the ground from which blacks fully entered America's democracy. ". a glittering living tapestry ."-Publishers Weekly, starred review


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Harlem Is Nowhere
Product Number: BX00003016
Product Number:CF0001
Product Number:Z04583

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Narrator(s): Karen Chilton
Product Number Z04583
Released: Jun 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464021961
Product Number EB00276627
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316143639

Professional reviews

"The author explores Harlem's rich place in American society through her perspective as a native Texan who moves to New York and embraces the area's history and people. She crafts her urban portrait in an unorthodox yet effective manner: She walks the streets, stopping to reveal layers rooted in cultural history. She shows Harlem's people--proud and frustrated, genteel and graceful. Karen Chilton relies on tone more than accents in her narration, and her approach fits the book well. For example, residents at community meetings who are frustrated by the crushing wave of gentrification sound exactly as the author describes: frustrated, angry, in control but at the edge. Chilton expresses the dignity of the people being written about as the fabric of this unique part of America is stitched together for listeners. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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