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An American Life with African Roots | Intelligent conversation and thoughtful commentary by Africans in the diaspora, about our stories, our community, and our lives. See all episodes on iTunes!

This Afropolitan Life Podcast Clarissa Bannor

    • Personal Journals
    • 3.0 • 1 Rating

An American Life with African Roots | Intelligent conversation and thoughtful commentary by Africans in the diaspora, about our stories, our community, and our lives. See all episodes on iTunes!

    Uterine Fibroids, an epidemic among black women?

    Uterine Fibroids, an epidemic among black women?

    Thousands of women live under the tyranny of heavy periods, painful cramps, and sometimes infertility. Tanika Gray, president of the White Dress Project joins Mabel Bashorun and Clarissa Bannor on the podcast to unpack uterine fibroids and the unspoken epidemic among black women.

    • 54 min
    Challenging African Stereotypes in film & Publishing

    Challenging African Stereotypes in film & Publishing

    My worldly 'auntie' friend, writer, and soon-to-be-published author, Bisi Adjapon, chats with me about challenging African womanhood stereotypes in film and literature then she gives aspiring writers some sage advice on how to get your book published when it isn't about famine, war, or the African apocalypse.

    Listen in on our conversation about growing up different, sex and womanhood in African culture, championing ordinary stories, how to find a literary agent and the advantages or disadvantages of going with African publishing houses.

    Show Highlights:

    What happens when girls attempt to self-explore?
    The struggle of growing up different in a family with traditional gender roles?
    What to do when your story is "Not African enough" for publishers
    The best approach to shopping around your story and getting published
    And much more!

    • 57 min
    The Weekly Rundown: School Decisions

    The Weekly Rundown: School Decisions

    This Week Ev and Clarissa talk about school decisions in the era of Betsy Duvos, the new Secretary of Education, and if the newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the real boogieman, or nah.

    • 36 min
    The Weekly Rundown # 1

    The Weekly Rundown # 1

    Your weekly rundown of the news and life in general from your favorite wonky couple Ev and Clarissa from ThisAfropolitanLife.com
    Check out this week's rundown on:
    Trump's black history month proclamation
    The immigrant ban
    Beyonce's pregnancy announcement
    Ev's beef with our Homeowner's association
    And more!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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Tunrie ,

Insightful and intelligent conversations

I love that Clarissa, the interviewer brings guests from different career paths- from acting, publishing and comedy. This shapes the podcast in an interesting way. The guests are doing amazing work in shaping African and Afropolitan story.

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