The new episode of our books show Read This! is out now—find out what’s hot in the world of literature!
In the fifth episode of Read This!, we’re looking at a powerful debut novel that reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three cursed characters, and we chat to a Nigerian–British author whose debut novel sold over three million copies.
In the October issue of The JRB, our Contributing Editor Efemia Chela reviews the debut novel from Liberian–American author Wayétu Moore: She Would Be King. Listen to what Efemia has to say about this sweeping and poetic book in the show! (You can read her review here.)
We also hear from author Sarah Ladipo Manyika, who was in South Africa recently and found time to sit down with The JRB Editor Jennifer Malec to discuss her writing.
In this edition of Read This!, you can listen to an excerpt from the interview, in which Manyika talks about the time she met the legendary Toni Morrison.
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