Blackness and Becoming – author Antonio Michael Downing on “Saga Boy”

The new book "Saga Boy, My Life of Blackness and Becoming" by Antonio Michael Downing was released January 19. Images courtesy of Penguin House Canada, and Antonio Michael Downing.
Dan Kellar - CKMS - KitchenerON | 26-01-2021
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Host: Ivan Angelovski

Eleven years after his debut novel, Molasses, and three years after winning the RBC Taylor Prize as one of Canada's top Emerging Authors for nonfiction, Antonio Michael Downing's new book just came out.  

It’s a memoir called Saga Boy, My Life of Blackness and Becoming, and it’s the story of searching for identity, something this Canadian author has been exploring for a long time. 

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

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The music was Blackroom by Moby, courtesy of