Sapphire's Push on Screen
I am happy to see that the novel Push by Sapphire has finally made it to the screen. According to an article in today's NYT, the film received several awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to be released in the U.S. I am a fan of Sapphire even though I don't know that I want to see Push dramatized on the screen. It was a difficult novel to read because the story is so tragic. I can't imagine watching Precious Jones, the protagonist, being overfed and sexually abused on screen. But on second thought, I'll go just so Sapphire makes money from this book which was published in 1996. I did a phone interview of Sapphire in 2002 which you can read here. Sapphire was at Arizona State University in 2007 for a symposium on her work. Check out the video.
Sapphire Lecture/Reading, 2007 from ASU English on Vimeo.