Philadelphia writer ASALI SOLOMON on her book, Disgruntled

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Guest: Asali Solomon

Writer ASALI SOLOMON grew up in West Philadelphia, the daughter of Afrocentric, Black Nationalist parents. In her new novel, Disgruntled, she mines the experiences of her youth to tell the story of protagonist Kenya Curtis’ unconventional upbringing and her struggles to fit in – in her inner-city community and in the suburban, mostly-white private school and college she attends. It’s a coming-of age story about race, finding one’s own identity and the meaning of community and home.

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