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Farai Chideya

Farai Chideya, author of Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans (Plume Penguin 1995), now in it's eigth printing, The Color of Our Future (William Morrow, 1999), named one of the best books for teens by the New York Public Library, and Trust: REaching the 100 Million Missing Voters (Soft Skull, 2004) has worked in print for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time, Spin, Vibe, O, Mademoiselle, Essence, and more. Prior to joining NPR's News & Notes, she hosted Your Call, a daily news and cultural call-in show on San Franciso's KALW 91.7. She has bee a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on teh Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET.

She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University magna cum laude in 1990.
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Farai Chideya: Kiss the Sky

Debut novel about a black Harvard grad and TV personality who fulfills her dream to be a rock star, if not her dream to be happily in love and thin.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. keep it simple; keep it moving

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. in a kitchen, cooking with my family

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. my own propensity to talk more than I listen

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. maintaining strong friendships for decades, thick and thin

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Hannibal. "Don't take the elephants!"

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