The January selection for the Radio Bookclub is Blackwater Falls, the latest novel by Colorado-based author Ausma Zehanat Khan.
The book introduces readers to Detective Inaya Rahman of the Denver Police Department who is called in to investigate the disappearance of girls from immigrant communities in the Colorado town of Blackwater Falls.
Delving deep into racial tensions, and police corruption and violence, Blackwater Falls examines a series of crimes within the context of contemporary American politics with compassion and searing insight.
Ausma Zehanat Khan practiced immigration law in Toronto and has taught international human rights law at Northwestern University, as well as human rights and business law at York University.
This episode was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, January 26 at 9 am.
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The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.