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"'Til the Well Runs Dry" by Lauren Francis-Sharma

Lauren Francis-Sharma, an American born to Trinidadian parents, knew very little of her grandmother’s life growing up on the Caribbean island or the reasons why she would one day leave everything to come to the U.S. In her first novel, “’Til the Well Runs Dry,” she imagines the people, places and events that might have shaped her grandmother’s story, beginning in a rural town in Trinidad and ending in 1960s New York. Francis-Sharma joins Kojo to discuss how she traced her family’s multicultural history through fiction.

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Excerpted from "'Til the Well Runs Dry: A Novel" by Lauren Francis-Sharma. © 2014, Henry Holt and Co. All Rights Reserved.

Til the Well Runs Dry

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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