Farai Chideya

Journalist, Author

1969 –


Who is Farai Chideya?

Farai Chideya is an African American novelist, multimedia journalist, and radio host. She produces and hosts Pop and Politics with Farai Chideya, a series of radio specials on politics.

Chideya is also the founder and president of one of the earliest pop culture blogs in the US, PopandPolitics.com. During the 15 years of its existence, PopandPolitics.com has been a training ground for young arts and culture journalists. In addition to her radio, video and online journalism, Chideya appears as a political analyst on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, Fox News, BET and HBO and sits on the Journalism Advisory Committee for the Knight Foundation.

In May 2009, Atria Books published Chideya's first novel, Kiss the Sky, which details the life of a black female rock musician making a career comeback in New York. The book takes place just months before 9/11 and is rooted in the ethos of the Black Rock movement and the New York club scene. Chideya is also part of The Finish Party writing group, and is the author of three non-fiction books about race and politics: Don't Believe the Hype, The Color of Our Future and Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters.

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Jul 27, 1969
  • United States of America
  • Harvard University

on July 23, 2013


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