Women political activists
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Aug 15, 2007 — Pakistan, celebrating its 60th anniversary this week, is a country of contradictions, two Pakistani-born novelists say. On the one hand, there are signs of optimism about the emergence of democracy. On the other, Pakistan is seen as the focus of the war on terrorism.
Jul 21, 2007 — For the beautiful heiress to the Cunard shipping fortune, a life like Paris Hilton's wasn't an option. Though she partied with celebrities and had many lovers, Cunard dedicated her life to fighting for the oppressed. A new book shines a spotlight on her complex life.
Oct 10, 2005 — Over a century ago, an ex-slave named Callie House demanded that the U.S. government pay ex-slaves for unpaid labor. Activist and author Mary Frances Berry documents House's reparations movement in a new book, My Face is Black is True: Callie House and The Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations. Ed Gordon talks with Berry.