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 senior writer at the data journalism organization FiveThirtyEight, and has taught at New York University and Harvard. 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

Video

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

WBZ 1030 & WCCO 830
Jordan Rich Show
Taped
MAY 2
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WLRN RADIO 91.3 & WKWM RADIO 91.5
Topical Currents (NPR)
Live
MAY 2
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SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037
MAY 10
KTEK AM
BUSINESS NEWSMAKER RADIO
Live by phone
MAY 16
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. keep it simple; keep it moving

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. chocolate. or maybe a dog.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. loyalty

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "like"

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. irrelevance and loneliness

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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