MacArthur

Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles reads from The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press 2017). We talk about researching long term projects, what is missing from historical record,  and street names.  We also talk about renegades, the underground railroad,maps and work on the river. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/bi4va3kosd34kacu8m1ynirx0ts0fq9z.mp3 Download Audio  

Jason De León

Jason De León talks about his book The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (University of California Press 2015).  We talk about the Undocumented Migration Project, archeology, violence, the desert, and Drive-By Truckers. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/vo1qjsu0qljbdhjsn8c6qsmlge7yn2i5.mp3 Download Audio

Derek Peterson

Derek Peterson talks about his books Creative Writing (2004), Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival (2012) and his current projects funded by his MacArthur Fellowship. We talk about building stories, archival preservation, Mountains of the Moon University, Idi Amin and Ugandan radio. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/43zh4a3imnc14r3ubcvexju2dkj3x6ab.mp3 Download Audio