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Hosted by three Jamaican nerds talking about books and just about everything else... Like A Real Book Club.

Like A Real Book Club Rebel Women Lit

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Hosted by three Jamaican nerds talking about books and just about everything else... Like A Real Book Club.

    The One About 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' by Lola Shoneyin

    The One About 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' by Lola Shoneyin

    Kristina and Ashley discuss our (messy) February 2022 book club pick: 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' by Lola Shoneyin

    • 1 hr 38 min
    The One About 'The Secret Lives of Church Ladies' by Deesha Philyaw

    The One About 'The Secret Lives of Church Ladies' by Deesha Philyaw

    We'd ask if you missed us but we're pretty sure you did. We missed you too and that's why this new episode is an extra long one.

    Get comfy and journey with us as we explore Rebel Women Lit's January book pick: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw. This masterful collection of stories was an immediate favourite of ours with its textured and hilarious stories, gorgeously written by Deesha.



    We talk about the many layers and looks of grief; how parental relationships shape our lives, love, pleasure and how Jherane relates heavily to "How To Make Love To A Physicist".

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    The One About Augustown by Kei Miller

    The One About Augustown by Kei Miller

    How long can you keep down people who were made to fly?
    Augustown is a poetic novel that is grounded in the (hi)story of a prominent preacher and Pan-African activist Alexander Bedward who was said to have claimed that he could fly. Kei Miller reimagined this story as an allegory of the Black Jamaican struggle to EXIST in a society that invalidates their humanity.

    From hairstyles in schools to police officers playing football with guns on their shoulders, Kristina, Ashley and Jherane discuss the ways colonialism and all of his friends continues to be the foundation of modern Jamaica in their review of Augustown.

    Start your chores, start your commute or whatever you usually do while listening to podcasts and chat with us about what the not-so-fictitious happenings of Augustown.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The One About Read Across Jamaica Day & Libraries

    The One About Read Across Jamaica Day & Libraries

    A short discussion on Jamaica's reading culture, Read Across Jamaica and how the Jamaican libraries are... kind of a mess. Who's up for a #JamaicaReads campaign? -
    One of our favourite kinds of literature is poetry. Its ability to hold the weight of histories, the gamut of human emotions and philosophies in a mere few lines is just *chef's kiss*.
    Now we’re not saying we’re poets...but much like poetry, this new episode is short and sweet. For National Reading Day (celebrated annually on May 4th), we talk about the barriers to a loving relationship with recreational reading and how the Jamaica Library Service's weird rules, such as owning a library card, is a part of that problem (and of course so much more).
    It's the perfect episode to listen to while you detangle your hair or make yourself some breakfast.
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    • 23 min
    The One With Jacqueline Bishop

    The One With Jacqueline Bishop

    Journalist, poet, novelist, artist, (and now archivist) Jacqueline Bishop recently released her first collection of interviews which focuses on documenting the craft and lives of 13 Jamaican women writers, in The Gift of Music and Song.

    The Gift of Music and Song is an intimate account that engages monumental Jamaican Women Writers in the context of anti-colonial and anti-misogyny praxis in the country and the politics of Jamaican women in literature, research and publishing. This beautiful collection features interviews with Olive Senior, Lorna Goodison, Marcia Douglas, Hazel Campbell, Velma Pollard and many more. Kristina and Jherane talk to Jacqueline about the process of creating these books and the reason why we all have a responsibility to archive.

    to support this show and more work like this, become a sustaining member of Rebel Women Lit today rebelwomenlit.com/join#sustaining, you can also shop The Gift of Music and Song in the Rebel Women Lit show.

    • 47 min
    The One About bell hooks' 'All About Love'

    The One About bell hooks' 'All About Love'

    One thing Ms hooks will do is have you talking at length about her work, usually with striking polarity: one side really loved it and the other just could not get behind her ideas. For this new episode of Like A Real Book Club, Ashley, Kristina and Jherane take on one of hook’s more famous books and RWL’s March pick, “All About Love: New Versions”.

    Self-help, theory or a mixture of both? For us...it’s really whatever you managed to take from it. Engaging with hook’s work for a lot of readers may seem daunting because of her unmovable place as a central thinker in the Black feminist canon. However, our hope with this episode is that everyone recognizes the utility in reading our favourite theorists critically and that it’s okay to disagree with them. Sometimes they disagree with themselves years later!

    Grab your tea, your water or whatever you usually have while listening to podcasts and chat with us about what love is and how we can all create a love ethic. Also listen to us GUSH over amazing performers like Diana Ross and Tina Turner as well as the songs that have been carrying us through the last couple months.

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    • 1 hr 30 min

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