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Activist, feminist, and best-selling author and playwright Pearl Cleage returns to Cal State L.A. to share her new memoir. Pearl Cleage’s daughter has never wanted to read her mother’s diaries, and after she vetoes Cleage’s plan to leave them to her granddaughter, Cleage revisits her lifelong journal to understand why it matters so much to her. The result is this “representative sample” covering the 1970s and the 1980s, when Cleage was in her twenties and thirties and living in Atlanta. Now a celebrated playwright, screenwriter, and best-selling, Oprah-pick novelist (Till You Hear from Me, 2010), Cleage shares her razor-edge journal entries, and explores race, class, and gender issues relevant yesterday and today.