Marita Golden on the Writer’s Haven Show with V. Helena
V. Helena sits down with award winning author Marita Golden
(Migration of the Heart, The Wide Circumference of Love).
Marita shares her new novel and recent Alzheimer’s research with Maria Shriver
Maria interviews Marita about her new book, “The Wide Circumference of Love” and the tragedy of Alzheimer’s disease. Marita’s book is a love story set against the backdrop of Alzheimer’s disease. In the four years she spent researching the novel, time and again she was deeply moved and impressed by families and individuals standing as witness to the enduring dignity of those they cared for. Marita was told many stories of what can only be called “transcendent love” as adult children and family members caring for someone with Alzheimer’s experienced what can only be called grace.
African Americans are more likely than whites to develop Alzheimer’s. Why?
Washington Post Magazine – June 1, 2017
By Marita Golden
Gary Williams thought he had found a glimmer of hope. Six months earlier, his wife, Gwendolyn — 64 and a retired education professor at Bowie State University in Maryland — had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The disease, as Gary would come to describe it, was “a slow-moving train” in their lives.
The Story Behind the Story
False Intimacy: A Cautionary Perspective
By Patrice Gopo
Not long ago, I heard a black American speak about best practices when pursuing racial justice and the formation of multiethnic communities. He acknowledged that in these pursuits, a major challenge occurs when people develop a perception that they understand another cultural experience because of extended interaction with someone from that culture. He shared that he has even encountered this reality because of his marriage to a Chinese American.
Awards for Community Service and Literary Activism
Marita has been recognized for her contributions to literature and her literary activism by a host of organizations.
Marita Golden has distinguished herself as a literary activist and founder of the Washington, D.C. based African American Writers Guild, as well as the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.
Radio Interviews and Panel Discussions