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Kiese Laymon on His Poignant Memoir, "Heavy"

Clip: 04/08/2019 | 17m 7s Video has closed captioning.

Michel Martin speaks to Mississippi author Kiese Laymon about his poignant memoir “Heavy,” which takes a look at what it means to grow up in a society that oppresses black people, from eating habits to domestic violence, and how his upbringing was marked by struggle, a disciplinarian mother, and racism.

Aired: 04/08/19

Rating: NR

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