Interview with Amy Wachspress: The Call To Shakabaz

Saturday, January 13, 2007.

The Call to ShakabzIn honour of Martin Luther King Day on Monday January 15, 2007, Amy Wachspress will be launching The Call to Shakabaz, an innovative, non-violent fantasy which is set in an African American cultural context.

Mark speaks with author and activist Amy Wachspress about this ambitious book, the importance of exercising our creativity and her seven daily practices that can change the world.

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Comment by Amy Wachspress

January 14, 2007 @ 2:56 pm

Mark and Andrea:
It’s just me, Amy, and I want to thank you for the lovely interview. I’m so impressed with Mark’s terrific editing job. We’ll be putting a link to it on our website shortly. I look forward to hearing what your daughters think when you finish reading the book to them. Please spread the word. I am very excited that children are reading the book and having such a good time with it. Thanks again for your enthusiasm.
PS–just one note, the publishing company is Woza Books (not Wozapress).

Comment by Praba

January 14, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

Hi guys –

Another neat interview! It was inspiring to learn about the book The Call to Shakabaz, and Amy’s work on Woza Books!

I have a little weekend post on saffrontree about “Just One More Books”…



Comment by Just One More Book!!

January 14, 2007 @ 9:36 pm


Thanks for listening, for the positive feedback and for the great post on Saffron Tree!

How lovely!

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Comment by Martha Jackson

March 4, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

What a great interview! Sounds like a very interesting and exciting book.
Wonderful to hear Amy’s voice again. We used to know each other in Berkeley in the 80’s but I haven’t seen her or Ron since then.
Congratulations on the book!!

Comment by Abstroose

November 14, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

I can’t get the interview to work, is this still working?


Comment by Mark

November 15, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

Luke… I just tried the play button and it works. If you continue to have problems, let me know.

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