Sonia Sanchez– my favorite poet, was honored at this year’s Harlem Book Fair. The Book Fair, which I feel is searching for the relevance it once had was clearly leaning on the popularity of the “street lit” community yet still kept its stride with the legends. Most of the vendors on 135th Street were hawking fried whiting sandwiches and books like “Baby Mamas Got Luv Too” (I made that up!:). But in light of this year’s theme, which highlighted women, authors like Sonia Sanchez and Terry McMillan were in the house reading from their latest works. I had a chance to interview sister-mother Sonia for The Root. In the clip above she talks about what attributes women need to be powerful writers.
Please click HERE for the full interview where she discusses the future of Black books, hip hop and Isabel Allende.