Farai Chideya

Farai Chideya has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her twenty-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She was also a spring 2012 fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking about race, politics, and culture. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Harvard University in 1990. Find out more at Farai.com.

Books by this Author

The Episodic Career
Kiss the Sky

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. keep it simple; keep it moving

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. loyalty

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. dreaming

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. one I'm writing now

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!"

Author Voices

April 23, 2009

Man, I am workin' hard with Christine (Saunders of the publicity department) to figure out how to get the message across for the book. Releasing books is always hard for me because I am used to being the one getting pitched. As a journalist, I get dozens of books for every single one I can put on the radio or write about. Now I am in that "Survivor: Book Edition" mode and I am trying to keep the word out via Twitter, my social networks, etc. it is kind of nutty! But exciting! And scary!

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