It's All Love: Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family, and Friends (Compact Disc)
In It's All Love, black writers celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred. Editor Marita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet her soulmate in "Meeting Joe." Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringly about serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the better in a piece he calls "Learning the Name Dad." New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best in the delicate, touching "Missing You." Award-winning author David Anthony Durham enraptures listeners with his "An Act of Faith." New York Times bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny and wise in "Two Cents and a Question," her beautiful essay of discovering love as a child. And the poetry of love is here too, from Gwendolyn Brooks' classic "A Black Wedding Song" to works by Nikki Giovanni, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kwame Alexander. This is a dazzling exploration of the wonderful gift of love.
About the Author
Marita Golden is an award-winning author, professor of writing, and cofounder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African American writers. She has been featured in several magazines and newspapers, including the "New York Times", "Washington Post", and "Essence".
Peter Jay Fernandez is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated numerous mystery-thriller titles, as well as other genres. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 for Best Multi-voiced Performance for the book "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan, and he was a finalist in 2008 for the Audie for Best Thriller/Suspense narration for "The Judas Strain" by James Rollins. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Denzel Washington s "Julius Caesar" and on Washington s Arena Stage in "Cuttin Up".
Dion Graham, from HBO's The Wire, is a multiple Audie Award-winning narrator and critically acclaimed actor. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid, and full of life.