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For the Culture host Amanda Parris reflects on 8 books that changed her life – CBC

January 30, 2024

For the Culture with Amanda Parris is streaming now on CBC Gem

In the new CBC Gem point-of-view documentary series For the Culture with Amanda Parris, Amanda Parris explores and examines timely issues and themes that centre Blackness and Black folks around the world.

Parris — who is the series’s host, creator and executive producer — explores a different topic in each of the show’s six episodes. Topics include reparations, Black maternal health, the business of Black hair and more.

Parris is a writer, producer and broadcast host. She is the creator and former host of CBC Music’s R&B radio show Marvin’s Room. She was also the host of several television arts series including CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, The Filmmakers and From The Vaults.

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