Carolyn Holbrook on Island of Discarded Women podcast

The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary communityA brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota

Special guest Carolyn shares with Sue her journey from incarcerated teen to celebrated literary arts advocate. Brittany offers up a mistaken door that led to healing. Silvia recounts a phone number that changed her life. And musical guest Ivory Doublette sings the original “We Are One” with Zippy Laske and Tim Carrow. 

Listen to Carolyn Holbrook, author of Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify and coeditor of We Are Meant to Rise, on the Island of Discarded Women Podcast.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast


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