Episode 16 - The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
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by AfroReads Podcast
2M ago
The Old Drift is an epic tale of an African nation, told by a chorus that calls itself man's greatest nemesis. It starts with a British man who finds his way to The Old Drift settlement near Victoria Falls in the great nation of former Rhodesia, now called Zambia. During his stay, he entagles his fate with an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. We then follow the generations of these three individuals, where they somehow link again to make their mark in history ..read more
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Episode 15 - The First Woman: Man Cannot Cannot
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by AfroReads Podcast
10M ago
The First Woman by Jennifer Makumbi follows the journey of Kirabo, a Ugandan girl from a rural village, as she searches for her identity to try and find a place in the world. We explore her experiences with family traditions, feminism (mwenkanonkano), relationships, and the changing social and cultural landscape of Uganda during the time of Idi Amin's presidency. The complexities of identity and womanhood are understood through Kirabo's journey, as well as the folklore and mythology told to her, leads her to have a better understanding of what it means to be a woman ..read more
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Episode 5: Dust - Shhhhhhhhh
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by AfroReads Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, we are joined by a special guest, Eric Mugendi to discuss Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. We unpack the idea of silence that follows the characters, and gain important perspective from our guest who is from Kenya, the setting of this novel. Thanks for listening! Find out more about Eric Mugendi: twitter: @mougendi Instagram: @mougendi facebook: Eric Mugendi ..read more
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Episode 4 - Book of Echoes Oh!
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by AfroReads Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, we share our thoughts on the novel Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka, where we follow the lives of two people from different parts of the world, connected by an important spirit. We give some background on the book, disect different themes, and discuss our favorite characters. Thanks for listening! C O N N E C T : instagram: @afroreadspodcast facebook: AfroReads Podcast twitter: @afro_reads B U S I N E S S: For business inquiries, please contact: afroreadspodcast@gmail.com Learning expands great souls.  ~Namibian Proverb ..read more
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Episode 3 - Homegoing and the Yam Curse
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by AfroReads Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, we share our thoughts on the novel Homegoing by Yaa  Gyasi, who takes us on a journey in exploring 7 generations of family.  We give some background on the book, disect different themes, and discuss our favorite charaters. Thanks for listening ..read more
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Episode 2 - Freshwater and South Park Jesus
AfroReads Podcast
by AfroReads Podcast
1y ago
On this episode, we review Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi, a Nigerian and Tamil author. She takes us through the main character Ada's journey, from birth to adulthood, and the struggles she faces as an Ogbanje (deity's child). This book touches on Igbo mythology and encourages readers to think critically about the relationship between spirit and body.  ..read more
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Episode 1 - The Flies in our Eyes
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by AfroReads Podcast
1y ago
Thank you for joining us on our first episode where you get to know a little about us and the purpose for this podcast. We announce the first book that we will be reading and reviewing on our next episode. We hope that by embarking on this project, the world sees the African experience as being more than the flies in our eyes.     ..read more
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Episode 13 - At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop
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by AfroReads Podcast
2y ago
At Night All Blood is Black, by David Diop is a novel about a Senagalese man by the name of Alfa Ndiaye, who goes off to war with his childhood friend fighting for the French during World War I. The story takes us through his emotions as he fights in the trenches to survive, both mentally and physically.  Please listen and support the community. Like, share and subscribe ..read more
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Episode 12: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
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2y ago
This book talks about the real hustle of an American immigrant. The reality on ground, the battles they face in their home, work, and within the family. Please listen to us review this amazing book ..read more
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Season 2 Episode 11 - The Fortune Men
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by AfroReads Podcast
2y ago
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed takes you through the emotions of a Somali immigrant named Mahmood, who finds himself in Cardiff, Wales. He has three children with a Welsh woman, but lives on his own with the belief that he has made it to the land of justice for all. A murder disrupts the city, and Mahmood finally understands how the justice system might not provide justice for all.  ..read more
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