In this clip, Karen Hunter welcomes Ibi Zoboi, bestselling, award-winning author of American Street and co-author of “Punching the Air.” Zoboi is currently promoting her new release, “Nigeria Jones.” “Nigeria Jones” is a “powerful coming-of-age story about discovering who you are in the world—and fighting for that person—by having the courage to remix the founding tenets of your life to be your own revolution.”
How do we navigate a white system and find out our truest selves in the process?
About Ibi Zoboi
Ibi Zoboi’s debut novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist. She is also the New York Times Bestselling author of Pride, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, and Punching the Air with co-author and Exonerated Five member, Yusef Salaam. She is the editor of the anthology Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.