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  Dr. My Haley, widow and collaborator with Pulitzer Prize author Alex Haley of Roots fame, was interviewed by Cynthia Brian on Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio about her newest novel, The Treason of Mary Louvestre. Based on a true story of a seamstress slave who risked her life to...
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Roots, Alex Haley's epic masterpiece and a classic of American Literature, has influenced millions of people regardless of skin color, including me, a woman as white as a glass of milk. When I first met Alex he was working on a book titled Before This Anger, that later became Roots, based on...
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In 2006 I published my last novel of the that decade. Nowhere is a Place was a homage to my family history. I used the names of my ancestors for many of the characters in that book. Nowhere is a Place went on to be nominated for a Pulitzer and was chosen by The Washington Post as one of the best...
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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was a guest speaker in my senior class—Black Political Thought in American History—at Cal-State University, Hayward, spring 1972. Our classroom wouldn’t be large enough to accommodate the students and a few faculty members, so our instructor scheduled the hour lecture...