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The podcast that says what you're thinking but too afraid to say. Every fortnight we share popular and unpopular opinions about the books you love.Hosted by PostColonialChild, BooksAndRhymes and BookShyBooksGet their reading lists here: http://eepurl.com/dqS8EHFollow them on Bookstagram: @NABookPodcastFollow us on Twitter: @NABookPodcast

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 59 Ratings

The podcast that says what you're thinking but too afraid to say. Every fortnight we share popular and unpopular opinions about the books you love.Hosted by PostColonialChild, BooksAndRhymes and BookShyBooksGet their reading lists here: http://eepurl.com/dqS8EHFollow them on Bookstagram: @NABookPodcastFollow us on Twitter: @NABookPodcast

    S2 EP6 | A Celebration Of #indiebookshopweek :Live Episode With Irenosen Okojie At Housmans

    S2 EP6 | A Celebration Of #indiebookshopweek :Live Episode With Irenosen Okojie At Housmans

    We sat down with a lot bae, Irenosen Okojie, to get the scoop on her upcoming books but also her writer's journey. We discussed:

    - Book faves

    - Bad-ass women of colour in publishing

    - Changing publishers

    - Writing process

    - Writing about London

    - The magic of short stories


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    S2 EP 5 | Meet Kalaf Epalanga, the Angolan writer/musician who bought Lisbon for half price

    S2 EP 5 | Meet Kalaf Epalanga, the Angolan writer/musician who bought Lisbon for half price

    This week’s episode is a one of a kind as we are joined in the studio by writer Kalaf Epalanga! You might recognise him as one of the Buraka Som Systema group members and co-founder of record label Enchufada.

    We discussed:

    Afrolusophone writing and music

    Being a member of the diaspora

    Living in Berlin/ Lisbon

    How is latest musical novel is an ode to Afrolusophone dances such as Kizomba, kuduro and why he thinks white people can dance too


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    S2 EP 4 | Literature festivals: Worth it or a total waste of time?

    S2 EP 4 | Literature festivals: Worth it or a total waste of time?

    This week’s episode we finally reveal the ins and outs of the Berlin festival both Postcolonial Child and Books and Rhymes attended and we tell you what festivals you need to save your coins and those you should be supporting.


    We discuss:

    Our favourite festivals

    Our worst festival experiences

    Gatekeepers at festivals

    Accessibility and audiences

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2 EP 3 | My Self Help Queens at??

    S2 EP 3 | My Self Help Queens at??

    We curled up to discuss our favourite reads, why some of us kiss our teeth at self-help, and why others just live for the genre.

    We discuss:

    - Queen Bee! Homecoming
    -What constitute self-help?
    -Is self-help for a particular demographic
    -Why is self-help mocked and not taken seriously?
    - Are self-help gurus dangerous?
    -Marie Kondo and the magical or not so art of tidying up?

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    • 1 hr
    S2 EP 2 | Bonus episode: Beyond the label : Navigating Worlds As A Muslim Writer + Critical Muslim

    S2 EP 2 | Bonus episode: Beyond the label : Navigating Worlds As A Muslim Writer + Critical Muslim

    Back at it with a bonus episode to spoil you after such a long hiatus. We are talking about what it means to be a Muslim writer.

    We discuss:

    - The launch of the Critical Muslim issue 30: West Africa on May 15th at LSE. Register here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-of-cm30-west-africa-at-lse-tickets-61150405509

    -What is a Muslim writer ?

    - Anti-blackness and perceptions of Muslim writers

    - West Africa's rich cultural historical links to the Islamic world


    Books mentioned:
    - Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela
    - So long a letter and Scarlet Song by Mariama Bâ.
    - Born on A Tuesday by El Nathan John
    -Seasons of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
    -Black Docker by Sembene Ousmane
    -Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
    -The Wedding of Zein by Tayeb Salih
    -Too Black to Be Arab, Too Arab to be Black’ by Leena Habiballa publishes in ‘From the Lines of Dissent’ published by Media Diversified.
    -Zaynab Alkali


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    • 56 min
    S2 EP 1 | We Back!: The Tea About Nonfiction

    S2 EP 1 | We Back!: The Tea About Nonfiction

    Your girls are back again with sipping hot tea and more laughter and singing plus a few surprises for season 2.

    This week’s episode we dive into the non-fiction World and we come for some of your problematic faves.


    We discuss:

    What is nonfiction?

    The difference between Creative nonfiction and other types of non fiction.

    Any self help Queens in the building?

    The rise of African creative nonfiction and the narrative gaps in Black British nonfiction

    Books mentioned:

    - The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

    - David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

    - Editing Africa by Keguro Macharia (in Popula.com)

    https://popula.com/2019/03/28/editing-africa/

    - These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi

    -Widow Basquiat by Jennifer Clement


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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

didilockso ,

Brady bunch

This podcast gives me life so much. Can’t wait for season two........ Bookshybooks is my fav lol..... love you all still

KrystleZara ,

A cut above the rest!

This is such a fun, engaging podcast. Feels like you’re catching up with friends and being introduced to countless amazing books. Definitely worth a listen.

ToniT0nes ,

Great Podcast

I’m not much of an avid reader but this podcast has motivated me to read more and introduced me to a wider range of authors.
I now have a growing list of books to read and I also love the energy between the ladies!!

Thank you for this wonderful podcast!

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