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Title
Murad Kalam interview, 2003
Creator
Kalam, Murad
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2003
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Murad Kalam discusses his book, “Night Journey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two brothers who choose drastically opposite life paths: one goes to prison, and the other becomes a champion fighter. He discusses the epidemic of drug abuse, especially crack, in lower-income communities. He describes the brothers’ abandonment by their father, and how it drives the two boys apart. Kalam talks about the elements of love and romance in his story, despite the heavy and violent subject matter. He explains that he graduated from Harvard Law School but continues to write fictional books. Martinson asks Kalam to read the first page of his book to better introduce his characters and writing style.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:34
Identifier
cmt01171
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/1291
Language
English
Subject
African American boys - Fiction
Boxers (Sports) - Fiction
Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction
Source
U-matic tape; date on case front cover: 11-10-03; date on tape: 11/10/03.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/cmt

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