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Hopeton Hay Podcasts is the founder, producer, and host of Diverse Voices Book Review (formerly known as KAZI Book Review) which features interviews with a wide range of culturally diverse authors of recently published fiction and nonfiction, and Economic Perspectives, an audio interview show featuring discussions on finance, economic,  and small businesses and policies.

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Hopeton Hay Podcasts is the founder, producer, and host of Diverse Voices Book Review (formerly known as KAZI Book Review) which features interviews with a wide range of culturally diverse authors of recently published fiction and nonfiction, and Economic Perspectives, an audio interview show featuring discussions on finance, economic,  and small businesses and policies.

    Slaves for Peanuts

    Slaves for Peanuts

    Host Hopeton Hay discussed  how peanuts developed into a cash crop and impacted slavery in colonial Senegal in his interview with Jori Lewis, author of SLAVES FOR PEANUTS: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop That Changed History. Jori Lewis is an award–winning journalist who writes about agriculture and the environment.  Her web site is https://www.jorilewis.com/. 

    • 44 min
    Aging MMA Fighter Deals With Race and Dementia in John Vercher Novel

    Aging MMA Fighter Deals With Race and Dementia in John Vercher Novel

    Host Hopeton Hay discusses the new novel AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT (published June 2022) with author John Vercher.  AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT is  “a harrowing and spellbinding story about family, the complications of mixed-race relationships, misplaced loyalties, and the price athletes pay to entertain.” Learn more about the book and author at https://www.johnvercherauthor.comDiverse Voices Book Review Social Media: Facebook - @diversevoicesbookreviewInstagram - @diverse_voices_book_reviewTwitter - @diversebookshay

    • 37 min
    Immigrant Voices and the Undocumented Experience

    Immigrant Voices and the Undocumented Experience

    Host Hopeton Hay discusses the new book SOMEWHERE WE ARE HUMAN: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings with its co-editor Reyna Grande (Sonia Guiñansaca also co-edited). The book is a unique collection of poems, and artwork by forty-one migrants, refugees, and Dreamers—including award-winning writers, artists, and activists—that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today.  More information on the book is available at http://reynagrande.com/human/.Diverse Voices Book Review Social Media:Facebook - @diversevoicesbookreviewInstagram - @diverse_voices_book_reviewTwitter - @diversebookshayEmail: hbh@diversevoicesbookreview.comWeb site: https://diversevoicesbookreview.wordpress.com/ 

    • 34 min
    Short Story Collection Focuses on Asian American Experience

    Short Story Collection Focuses on Asian American Experience

    In his interview with acclaimed author Don Lee, host Hopeton Hay discussed the inspiration for his short collection THE PARTITION.  The collection explores Asian American identity in settings across the U.S. and Asia.  Learn more about THE PARTITION at http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/the-partition/.  Host Hopeton Hay cab be contacted at hbh@diversevoicesbookreview.com.

    • 58 min
    Caribbean Professor Explores Racial Injustice In Novel

    Caribbean Professor Explores Racial Injustice In Novel

    Host Hopeton Hay interviews award winning author Elizabeth Nunez about her latest novel NOW LILA KNOWS.  In NOW LILA KNOW Caribbean professor Lila Bonnard arrives in Vermont for a short-term teaching position and is forced to confront the terrible legacy of American (in)justice.  In the novel, Lila says “I know the game they're playing…I suspect white America is more comfortable with us, foreign blacks, with you, African Americans, they have a constant reminder of America's original sin.”More information on NOW LILA KNOWS is available at http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/now-lila-knows/.  Hopeton can be reached at hbh@diversevoicesbookreview.com. 

    • 32 min
    Diverse Voices Book Review - Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker on The Southernization of America

    Diverse Voices Book Review - Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker on The Southernization of America

    Host Hopeton Hay discusses the SOUTHERNIZATION OF AMERICA: Democracy in the Balance with authors Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker.  In the interview they discussed how they went from the optimism of the civil rights movement to their deep concerns with the political trends of today. Also they revealed how the 1974 book, THE AMERICANIZATION OF DIXIE by John Eggerton was a source of inspiration for their book. We also discussed how former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discouraged bipartisanship and trained Republicans to use language that demonized Democrats.   More information on the book is available at http://www.newsouthbooks.com/bkpgs/detailtitle.php?isbn_solid=158838456X.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

senben1970 ,

Insightful interviews

I listen to a lot of author interviews. Hopeton Hay has an unparalleled way of connecting with authors and bringing out what is intriguing about their book. Every time I hear one of his interviews I want to run out and get that book. This podcast is a treasure.

Lady Bayou ,

I love KAZI book review!

Exciting discussions with authors! I can't wait to hear what gets posted next!

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