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Semi Scribbled Podcast is about reading books that inspire marginalia, books that changed your world view, and life post those pages!

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Semi Scribbled Podcast is about reading books that inspire marginalia, books that changed your world view, and life post those pages!

    Freshwater

    Freshwater

    Hello Everyone!

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 6 of Semiscribbled Podcast.

    In this pod episode, I review Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi.

    We are taken on a journey through the mind, soul, and being of Ada who is a daughter of a god named Ala, a child that was conceived when the portal to the spiritual world was open and so is inhabited by Asughara, Saint Vincent, and We. Ada also prays and believes that Yshwa (Jesus) will come to her aid. This is a narrative about how Ada learns to balance the presence of all these beings in her as she also grows into an adult woman. It is about the people she encounters on her journey as friends, lovers, and even healers. 

    This book is in my top 5 books I've read this year. 

    When I say in this episode that the book is not literary fiction, this is my source.

    Please follow us on twitter and instagram (both @podcast_semi) we'd love to engage with you.

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    Song Credits:

    Artist: RAGE

    Title: American Vernacular

    Free Download: https://bit.ly/2xrIcVF

    Available via: YoutubeStudio

    • 12 min
    This Mournable Body

    This Mournable Body

    Hello Everyone!

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 5 of Semiscribbled Podcast.

    In this pod episode, I review This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga.

    Wow! This book definitely took me through the wringer. I started out thinking I would DNF the book but I hang in there, sat in the feelings that it evoked in me and I am so glad I did because it was worth it! This book follows Tambudzai a 30 something-year-old woman living in newly independent Zimbabwe, in the capital Harare, and her quest to finally live the life she had envisioned for herself. When we begin Tambu has outlived her welcome at a women's hostel due to her age and is searching for all the things: a new place to live, a job, and a way out of the current state of life she is living. We journey with Tambu as she attempts to find her footing in life and the consequences that follow. This is one of the best books I've read in 2020. 

    I listened to part of This Mournable Body via audible but this is not a sponsored episode!

    Please follow us on twitter and instagram (both @podcast_semi) we'd love to engage with you.

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    Song Credits:

    Artist: RAGE

    Title: American Vernacular

    Free Download: https://bit.ly/2xrIcVF

    Available via: YoutubeStudio

    • 13 min
    The Shadow King

    The Shadow King

    Hello Everyone!

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 4 of Semiscribbled Podcast.

    In this podcast, I review The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste.

    This was an excellent but dense read and my trying to pull another marathon read made it hectic. I still really loved reading this book although I also listened to a majority of it via audiobook. The audiobook definitely helped with the pronunciation of names and the voicing of characters as Maaza tends not to use quotation marks in her work, don't worry you won't get lost! I speak about the role of women in the 1935 War in Ethiopia, how we classify our heroes and heroines and why being human means having duality, all aspects that came out in this really great book. I end my review by asking a few questions that popped out to me while reading this. Sorry about how raspy I sound in this episode I was coming down with something.

    I listened to part of The Shadow King via audible but this is not a sponsored episode!

    Project3541 is an online archive of photos & memories from the Italian-Ethiopian war.  Project 3541 includes images from the private collection of Maaza Mengiste, whose novel, The Shadow King, tells the story of this war and those who lived through it.

    Please follow us on twitter and instagram (both @podcast_semi) we'd love to engage with you.

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    Song Credits:

    Artist: RAGE

    Title: American Vernacular

    Free Download: https://bit.ly/2xrIcVF

    Available via: YoutubeStudio

    • 14 min
    Enjoy The Vibes!

    Enjoy The Vibes!

    Hello Everyone!

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 3 of Semiscribbled Podcast.

    In this podcast, I give up some tips for listening to audiobooks. 

    I touch on when you should listen to audiobooks, narrators, how reviews help, and what your fave app for listening to audiobooks should offer you in order for you to get the best experience from an audiobook. I also let you know what audiobooks I have really enjoyed so far and some of my favourite narrators.  If you would like to me review an audiobook please let me know! 

    I listen to my audiobooks via audible but this is not a sponsored episode! 

    Shout out in the podcast was to thenook.ke and Mashariah. 

    Please follow us on twitter and instagram (both @podcast_semi) we'd love to engage with you.

    You can also send us an email: semiscribbledpod at gmail.com

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    Song Credits:

    Artist: RAGE

    Title: American Vernacular

    Free Download: https://bit.ly/2xrIcVF

    Available via: YoutubeStudio

    • 11 min
    Dust: Memories are Ghosts

    Dust: Memories are Ghosts

    Hello Everyone!

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 2 of Semiscribbled Podcast.

    In this podcast, I tackle Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo. 

    I give you a breakdown of my thoughts around themes in this book including complicated family relationships, the real history of Kenya, Memory, and Transitions. 

    You can see the cover of the version of this book that I had on my Instagram page. 

    Shout out in the podcast was to thenook.ke you can see their review of Dust here. 

    Please follow us on twitter and instagram (both @podcast_semi) we'd love to engage with you.

    You can also send us an email: semiscribbledpod at gmail.com

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    Song Credits:

    Artist: RAGE

    Title: American Vernacular

    Free Download: https://bit.ly/2xrIcVF

    Available via: YoutubeStudio

    • 23 min
    Such A Fun Age: What is Ambition?

    Such A Fun Age: What is Ambition?

    Hello Everyone! 

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 1 Version 2. Lol. The full first episode of Semiscribbled Podcast. 

    In this podcast, I mention what I am reading (Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo) and listening to (Deacon King Kong by James McBride) and what I have completed reading (Heavy by Kiese Laymon). We also take a dive into Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

    Do stick around until the end of the episode when I let you know my thoughts and some questions I still haven't answered from the book around ambition and dating! 

    I also recommend a few reads in this episode which you can find below:

    1. Down River Road: There latest issue is Ritual. 

    2. Read a snippet of Always Be Lateef by Idza Luhumyo. 

    3. Smart Brown Girls Book Virtual Club. 

    4. Follow us on twitter and instagram (both @podcast_semi) 

    5. Send as an email: semiscribbledpod at gmail.com 

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    Song Credits:

    Artist: RAGE

    Title: American Vernacular

    Free Download: https://bit.ly/2xrIcVF

    Available via: YoutubeStudio

    • 22 min

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