Best-selling author Marita Golden talks about her novel “The Wide Circumference of Love,” in which the real-world impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the African-American community is woven into a fictionalized story. Marita tells us how writing the novel turned her into an Alzheimer’s activist. She ponders some big questions about how the disease is changing America and she shares some alarming facts, uncovered during her research for the book, about the impact of Alzheimer’s on communities of color. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Marita also talks about the colorful, pre-gentrified neighborhood of her youth and growing up on the same block where famed Harlem Renaissance writer Jean Toomer spent his childhood. Note: this episode originally aired on November 16, 2017.
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