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Join Alex Reads and Raifa Rafiq in their journey to keep up with the millennial experience, while exploring the intersection between literature, wellness and pop-culture. Tune in weekly as they discuss everything that is ‘lit’ in a fun and insightful way! #ShowDemBooks


Manager and Executive Producer Clarissa Pabi


Contact us MostlyLit@gmail.com

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Join Alex Reads and Raifa Rafiq in their journey to keep up with the millennial experience, while exploring the intersection between literature, wellness and pop-culture. Tune in weekly as they discuss everything that is ‘lit’ in a fun and insightful way! #ShowDemBooks


Manager and Executive Producer Clarissa Pabi


Contact us MostlyLit@gmail.com

    Ugh, Those Tears Again: A Little Life, Final Chapter and Moving On (Part 2)

    Ugh, Those Tears Again: A Little Life, Final Chapter and Moving On (Part 2)

    Welcome to Mostly Lit!


    Part 2!


    A much lighter and more joyful episode to its more depressing sibling.


    Sit back, relax and listen to the end - thank you for listening and sticking with us through this journey. We love you!


    Books:


    A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
    The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - Okechukwu Nzelu
    The 392 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence
    Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
    Daughters of Nri - Reni K Amayo
    Shaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver 
    Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet Curtis


    Spoiler Alerts:
    A Little Life


    Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays


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    • 50 min
    Tears: A Little Life, Mental Health Awareness Week and Trauma (Part 1)

    Tears: A Little Life, Mental Health Awareness Week and Trauma (Part 1)

    Welcome to Mostly Lit!


    #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2019
    #BlackHistoryMonth2019


    On this two part episode, we delve into A Little Life giving you an equal balance of tears and laughter, joy and a lot of pain. 


    Listen with a mug of beverage of your choice.


    Books:
    A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
    The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - Okechukwu Nzelu
    The 392 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence
    Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
    Daughters of Nri - Reni K Amayo
    Shaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver 
    Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet Curtis


    Spoiler Alerts:
    A Little Life




    Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays


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    • 59 min
    London Podcast Festival: Mostly Lit Live ft JJ Bola

    London Podcast Festival: Mostly Lit Live ft JJ Bola

    Mostly Live is back again with the live show, this time at London Podcast Festival featuring a long time friend of the show, JJ Bola.


    Alex is away this week, so listen to Rai and JJ talk about everything books, culture and of course - expect laughs!


    You can buy JJ's book 'Mask Off' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mask-Off-Masculinity-Redefined-Outspoken/dp/0745338747/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1P8BBTJ1F7DZQ&keywords=mask+off+jj+bola&qid=1569233102&sprefix=mask+off%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Catching A Free Flow

    Catching A Free Flow

    This week we have a free flowing conversation about arts, culture, writing and life.


    We discuss everything from Toni Morrison's passing, to carnival prep.


    We also speak at length about Abe Adeyemi's sell out rehearsed reading of All The Shit I Couldn't Say To My Dad, and other things theatre!


    This is one to definitely listen to start your week with some joy.


    Books:
    Everything by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and James Baldwin.
    Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
    A Little Life - Hanya Yannagihara
    And more.


    Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September 
     2019! 


    Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/


    Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays


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    Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions!


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Hot Poetry Sh*t

    Hot Poetry Sh*t

    Welcome to Mostly Lit!


    This week we are both in quite the happy mood. Listen to us discussing the poems that make us happy and shine from within.


    This is one to definitely listen to. Start your week with some joy.


    Books:
    The Thing Around Your Neck- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Silence is my Mother Tongue - Sulaiman Addonai
    A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
    The Art of Not Falling Apart
    The Crane Wife - CJ Hauser


    Poems
    Love after Love - Sir Derek Walcott
    Caged Bird - Maya Angelou
    Sonnet 130 - William Shakespeare
    Tides - Tapiwe Mugabe
    Pablo Neruda
    Oh The Places You'll Go - Dr Seuss
    In And Out of Time - Maya Angelou


    Spoiler Alerts:
    Stranger Things and Pursuit of Happiness


    Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September 
     2019! https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/


    Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays


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    Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions!


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Gender Line

    The Gender Line

    Welcome to Mostly Lit!


    This week we are back from our hiatus to speak about Julie Cohen's Louis and Louise, and explore the question of gender, sexuality and how it can impact our world view.


    This is one to definitely listen to. 


    Books:
    Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
    Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton
    That Thing Around Your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie




    Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September 2019!


     https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/


    Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays


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    Get involved!


    Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions!


    Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube!


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    • 1 hr 32 min

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