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Best Book Ever

Jan 18, 2021

I was thrilled to learn that Suzie Bangoura is as delightful in person as she is online. The book she recommended is from a Sierra Leonean author, and we had wonderful discussion about West African literature and what it’s like to belong to three countries.

Trigger warnings: this book discusses FGM (female genital mutilation.)


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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Suzie Bangoura



Discussed in this episode:

So the Path Does Not Die by Pede Hollist

The Crown on Netflix

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold by Bolu Babalola

Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo

Poor by Caleb Femi

Surge by Jay Bernard

Suzie recommends the Instagram account @booksandrhymes, “Joyfully bridging the gap between classic and contemporary African Literature.” Sarah Ozo-Irabor also has a wonderful podcast, also called Books & Rhymes, that pairs books and music. It’s well worth a listen!


Discussed in our Patreon Exclusive clip:

Cassava leaf stew

Jollof Rice

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