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Welcome to Stacked! Join hosts Amanda and Ziporah for a fun and thoughtful exploration of the intersection between literature, pop culture, politics and self-actualisation. Every week they unpack one of the books stacked in their respective libraries and confirm why - for them - reading will always be more of a necessity than a hobby. Contact us at thestackedpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram at:
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Welcome to Stacked! Join hosts Amanda and Ziporah for a fun and thoughtful exploration of the intersection between literature, pop culture, politics and self-actualisation. Every week they unpack one of the books stacked in their respective libraries and confirm why - for them - reading will always be more of a necessity than a hobby. Contact us at thestackedpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram at:
Stacked - https://www.instagram.com/thestackedpod/
Amanda - https://www.instagram.com/amandaafuaa/
Ziporah - https://www.instagram.com/blackandbound/

Credits:
AiAi Studios - https://www.instagram.com/aiai.studios/
CC co - https://www.instagram.com/cc_____co/
Acast - https://www.instagram.com/acast/

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    Zadie Smith: Beauty, Multiculturalism & NW

    Zadie Smith: Beauty, Multiculturalism & NW

    Join us for the last episode of season 3! We're discussing why we love our hometown fave Zadie Smith and her sprawling novels. We covered 'White Teeth', 'On Beauty' and her essay collection 'Intimations'. We also took a moment to reflect on the season and all that we've learned.
    Thank you for joining us along the way friends x
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    • 40 min
    Akwaeke Emezi: Creativity, Heritage & Selfhood

    Akwaeke Emezi: Creativity, Heritage & Selfhood

    Join us for the penultimate episode of the season as we explore identity, gender fluidity, and the power of creative expression through the works of the inimitable Akwaeke Emezi. We'll be discussing the semi-autobiographical "Freshwater," the passionate romance "You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty", and the memoir "Dear Senthuran."
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    • 39 min
    Angela Davis: Freedom, Politics & Prisons

    Angela Davis: Freedom, Politics & Prisons

    This week we took a break from fiction and read the work of writer, activist and academic Angela Davis. The thing that concerned us the most was just how relevant her work is today. Join us as we discuss 'Freedom Is A Constant Struggle', 'Are Prisons Obsolete?' and 'Women, Race and Class' and how they've informed the ways we want to engage with politics and contribute to change.
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    • 42 min
    Buchi Emecheta: Proverbs, Tragedy & Female Independence

    Buchi Emecheta: Proverbs, Tragedy & Female Independence

    This week we're discussing Buchi Emecheta who was a social worker and writer (often considered the first successful black woman novelist living in Britain after 1948). We've actually discussed her on the pod before and talked a lot about motherhood, but this episode was a great opportunity to talk about the other themes and contexts that come up in Emecheta's work like the immigrant experience in Britain during the 60s.
    Join us as we discuss 'In The Ditch' and 'The Bride Price'!
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    • 39 min
    Jamaica Kincaid: Family, Forgiveness & Foreign Lands

    Jamaica Kincaid: Family, Forgiveness & Foreign Lands

    This week we read the incredible Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-American novelist & essayist (& gardener!), and she got us thinking about parent-child relationships, the nature of British tourism, and as always we end up circling right back to colonialism.
    In this episode, we discuss her debut novel, 'Lucy', her collection of short stories 'At the Bottom of the River' and her anti-colonial essay 'A Small Place'
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    • 43 min
    Ocean Vuong: Love, Poetry & War

    Ocean Vuong: Love, Poetry & War

    For this week's episode (coincidently landing on World Poetry Day!) we dive into the world of Vietnamese American poet and novelist Ocean Vuong, and explore some of the key themes that resonate throughout his work - the immigrant experience, the complexities of mother-child relationships, and the lingering shadows of war.
    In this episode, discuss Ocean Vuong's poetry collections 'Night Sky with Exit Wounds' and 'Time is a Mother', as well as his critically-acclaimed debut novel, 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.'
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    • 55 min

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