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American novelist, professor, Nobel Laureate, and Pulitzer Prize winner

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Beyond Reproach
S4: Summer Break Rerelease: Bacon's Rebellion & The Invention of Race

Beyond Reproach

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 50:20


TUX introduces his favorite scandal STEPHANIE has done on this season of Beyond Reproach—Episode 45: Bacon's Rebellion & the Invention of Race. We raise our glasses to a quote from the late great Queen Toni Morrison: “The real enemy is, and to know the function, the very serious function of racism, which is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining over and over again, your reason for being.” ALSO MENTIONED: The golden age of The Simpsons (seasons 4-6), incantations, ambergris, Ovaltine™, giving the girls fantasy, Bernie Sanders, eating meemah, Roanoke, Scrooge McDuck, labor crisis, “oh my stars and garters”, Michael Bloomberg, the 2%, wigwam theft, misunderstanding the assignment, Shared History podcast, toxic masculinity, theatrics, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, Left Eye style burning, dysentery, NYPD, Toni Morrison and the turning of the hand. For source information on each scandal and to peruse our online shop: SITE

The Ezra Klein Show
The Fortress of Solitude saw it all coming

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 39:51


Vox's Constance Grady talks with writer Jonathan Lethem about his 2003 work The Fortress of Solitude in this recording from a live Vox Book Club event. They discuss the prescient and still-relevant themes of the novel — like the issues of appropriation in art, gentrification, and superheroes, how Lethem approaches "realism" in his writing, and the role of music and comics in both his own life and the lives of his characters. Vox Conversations will be on summer break the week of July 4th, and will return on Monday, July 11th. Host: Constance Grady (@constancegrady), staff writer, Vox Guests: Jonathan Lethem, author References:  The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem (Vintage; 2003) "The Fortress of Solitude is a fraught and uneasy love letter to a vanished Brooklyn" by Constance Grady (Vox; May 20) "The Author Looks Inward: A Conversation with Jonathan Lethem" by Brian Gresko (LARB; Sept. 8, 2013) Another Country by James Baldwin (1962) Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (1901) Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (1977) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Patrick Boyd Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Think About It
Book Talk 53: Paul Edwards on Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark"

Think About It

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 80:17


Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and in the formation of American identity in general. In her short, incisive book, Nobel-prize winner Morrison explores the ways in which canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway conspicuously invented African American characters for their projects of creating American identity – and how critics have deliberately overlooked, ignored or dismissed this dimension of the American canon. Morrison's point is not to out these writers as racist or to cancel their works but to explain the role of African American figures in the aesthetic and artistic project of inventing American identity and a canon of national literature. I spoke with Paul Edwards, who is my colleague as Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at New York University and a book reviews editor for The Black Scholar. Professor Edwards's current book project, The Black Wave: The New Negro Renaissance in Interwar Germany, reveals the effects of the New Negro/Harlem Renaissance in Germany from 1925 to 1938. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in African American Studies
Book Talk 53: Paul Edwards on Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark"

New Books in African American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 80:17


Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and in the formation of American identity in general. In her short, incisive book, Nobel-prize winner Morrison explores the ways in which canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway conspicuously invented African American characters for their projects of creating American identity – and how critics have deliberately overlooked, ignored or dismissed this dimension of the American canon. Morrison's point is not to out these writers as racist or to cancel their works but to explain the role of African American figures in the aesthetic and artistic project of inventing American identity and a canon of national literature. I spoke with Paul Edwards, who is my colleague as Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at New York University and a book reviews editor for The Black Scholar. Professor Edwards's current book project, The Black Wave: The New Negro Renaissance in Interwar Germany, reveals the effects of the New Negro/Harlem Renaissance in Germany from 1925 to 1938. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

New Books Network
Book Talk 53: Paul Edwards on Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark"

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 80:17


Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and in the formation of American identity in general. In her short, incisive book, Nobel-prize winner Morrison explores the ways in which canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway conspicuously invented African American characters for their projects of creating American identity – and how critics have deliberately overlooked, ignored or dismissed this dimension of the American canon. Morrison's point is not to out these writers as racist or to cancel their works but to explain the role of African American figures in the aesthetic and artistic project of inventing American identity and a canon of national literature. I spoke with Paul Edwards, who is my colleague as Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at New York University and a book reviews editor for The Black Scholar. Professor Edwards's current book project, The Black Wave: The New Negro Renaissance in Interwar Germany, reveals the effects of the New Negro/Harlem Renaissance in Germany from 1925 to 1938. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in American Studies
Book Talk 53: Paul Edwards on Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark"

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 80:17


Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and in the formation of American identity in general. In her short, incisive book, Nobel-prize winner Morrison explores the ways in which canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway conspicuously invented African American characters for their projects of creating American identity – and how critics have deliberately overlooked, ignored or dismissed this dimension of the American canon. Morrison's point is not to out these writers as racist or to cancel their works but to explain the role of African American figures in the aesthetic and artistic project of inventing American identity and a canon of national literature. I spoke with Paul Edwards, who is my colleague as Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at New York University and a book reviews editor for The Black Scholar. Professor Edwards's current book project, The Black Wave: The New Negro Renaissance in Interwar Germany, reveals the effects of the New Negro/Harlem Renaissance in Germany from 1925 to 1938. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Literary Studies
Book Talk 53: Paul Edwards on Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark"

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 80:17


Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and in the formation of American identity in general. In her short, incisive book, Nobel-prize winner Morrison explores the ways in which canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway conspicuously invented African American characters for their projects of creating American identity – and how critics have deliberately overlooked, ignored or dismissed this dimension of the American canon. Morrison's point is not to out these writers as racist or to cancel their works but to explain the role of African American figures in the aesthetic and artistic project of inventing American identity and a canon of national literature. I spoke with Paul Edwards, who is my colleague as Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at New York University and a book reviews editor for The Black Scholar. Professor Edwards's current book project, The Black Wave: The New Negro Renaissance in Interwar Germany, reveals the effects of the New Negro/Harlem Renaissance in Germany from 1925 to 1938. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

New Books in Intellectual History
Book Talk 53: Paul Edwards on Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark"

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 80:17


Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and in the formation of American identity in general. In her short, incisive book, Nobel-prize winner Morrison explores the ways in which canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway conspicuously invented African American characters for their projects of creating American identity – and how critics have deliberately overlooked, ignored or dismissed this dimension of the American canon. Morrison's point is not to out these writers as racist or to cancel their works but to explain the role of African American figures in the aesthetic and artistic project of inventing American identity and a canon of national literature. I spoke with Paul Edwards, who is my colleague as Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at New York University and a book reviews editor for The Black Scholar. Professor Edwards's current book project, The Black Wave: The New Negro Renaissance in Interwar Germany, reveals the effects of the New Negro/Harlem Renaissance in Germany from 1925 to 1938. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

BEYOND BARRIERS
Episode 218: Lifting Up and Leveling Up with Others with Sista Circle's Lexi B

BEYOND BARRIERS

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 50:41


Lexi B didn't grow up dreaming about working in the world of tech. In fact, she assumed anyone in the tech industry was skilled in coding, so a career in the tech world was just simply out of reach. So, imagine her surprise to now find herself in a Chief of Staff role for key leaders at Twitter. However, it is really no surprise that Lexi B forged her way into a leadership role. From an early age, Lexi has been a connector. Even as a freshman in her Stanford dorm, she realized that while her peers may not have important connections as 18-year-olds, their parents and relatives did. It was that moment that Lexi B discovered the power of community and her first networks were formed sparking her non-traditional path into Tech. Lexi's a vibrant leader who believes in promoting others's good work and providing them the tools to do their jobs well. Join us as we hear all about Lexi's path and what earned her a leadership position at Twitter. Visit www.iambeyondbarriers.com where you will find show notes and links to all the resources in this episode, including the best way to get in touch with Lexi.  Highlights:  [02:24] Lexi B's background and how she got into the tech industry [05:32] Lexi B's definition of success starting out [07:50] Creating a personal brand [14:05) Overcoming limiting beliefs and fears [20:14] Getting help from mentors who don't look like you  [25:33] How to ask people for help and to not feel like a burden [30:07] Staying authentic even in success and leadership guidance from mentors  [38:19] Habits and rituals that help in uncertainty [44:05] Lightning round questions Quotes: “Just because someone doesn't look like you, or identify with you, whatever identity layer that is, does not mean they can't pour into you in some capacity.”– Lexi B “Your career is not just your career, it is personal.” – Lexi B “If a bodyguard and a Power Ranger and a program manager and a strategy leader had a baby, that's how I look at my job.” – Lexi B   Lightning Round Questions: What book has greatly influenced you?  “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight, and anything by Toni Morrison. What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?  From my mom: “Do you boo.” From my dad: “All you have to do in this world is stay black and die.”  What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself?  Candid, to a fault. What is one change you've implanted that made your life better?  I got clarity on what I wanted to be when I grow up. What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage?  “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson and anything by Janelle Monáe. About Lexi B: 2020 WomenTech Network “Speaker of The Year” winner and one of Silicon Valley's most candid and prominent voices, Alexandria “Lexi B.” Butler is an expert storyteller and workplace freedom fighter.  Her expertise in career growth and branding, executive leadership, and workplace equity have graced the world's most enormous stages, including Stanford University, Anita B. Org's Grace Hopper Celebration, Perspektywy Women In Tech Summit, Facebook, Instagram and many more. A program manager at one of the largest tech companies globally, she is  frequently tapped to share her thought-provoking advice and opinions on how to create a more equitable work environment.  In April 2017, Lexi B founded Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech. Today, it is one of the largest virtual communities of its kind to exist, boasting a 10,000+ membership of professional women from over 72 countries in tech and tech-adjacent careers. This international society has been nationally and locally recognized by Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin, Slack, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Phenomenally, The Ladders, Built-In, and more.  The Stanford graduate and St. Louis, MO native believes, “people deserve to live the life that caters to their strengths and passions. By truly understanding what they need and offer, everyone can implement tools to realize their path and thrive.” She shares her reflections and views on social media at @lexibspeaks. Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexibspeaks/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/LexiBSpeaks  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexib/ Website: https://www.lexib.com/ 

Glocal Citizens
Episode 131: Uncommon Conversations with Dereca Blackmon Part 1

Glocal Citizens

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 35:23


Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the podcast I have the first of a handful of interviews that came about in a back to the future-esque way. This spring, the Stanford National Black Alumni Association (https://www.stanfordblackalumni.org) biennale summit took place in Washington, D.C. and I organized my spring trip back to the U.S. around reconnecting with my fellow friends and alum and sharing my insights as a Glocal Citizen on a panel entitled, "Africa: Bridging the Diasporic Divide." A propos, my guest, Detroit native, Dereca Blackmon has career-wide experience bridging divides. As Co-Founder and President of the Inclusion Design Group (https://inclusiondesign.com), she is also head trainer and responsible for the creation of the dynamic set of workshops and follow-up activities used by her team. Her experiential training models cut through “diversity fatigue” and allow participants to engage in deep, authentic, and meaningful dialogues. Among her prior positions, she served as the Assistant Vice Provost, Associate Dean and Director of the Diversity and First-Generation Office at Stanford University where she introduced groundbreaking work on authentic engagement, intergroup dialogue, and unconscious bias to over 30,000 students, staff, faculty and alumni. She also taught several courses at Stanford including Intergroup Communication with renowned cultural psychologist Hazel Markus (https://web.stanford.edu/~hazelm/) Reverend Deborah L. Johnson (https://deborahljohnson.org). For over 25 years, Dereca has consulted with a wide variety of corporate, educational, nonprofit, and community-based groups to facilitate “uncommon conversations” on issues of race, gender, class, and social justice. I hope this two part conversation brings you closer to understanding and embodying your own inclusion mindset. Where to find Dereca? www.derecespeaks.com (https://derecaspeaks.com) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dereca-blackmon-she-they-02676a3/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/dereca) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/derecaspeaks/) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DerecaSpeaks/) On YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-0_5O8PBvG71Mwji-buvw) What's Dereca reading? Books by Toni Morrison (https://smile.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B000APT7NQ?_encoding=UTF8&node=283155&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-sidecar-rank&page=1&langFilter=default#formatSelectorHeader) Books by Stephen King (https://smile.amazon.com/Stephen-King/e/B000AQ0842/ref=sxts_entity_l_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?pd_rd_w=3TmEU&content-id=amzn1.sym.7b65f550-ae72-40a7-86e4-c165711b4536:amzn1.sym.7b65f550-ae72-40a7-86e4-c165711b4536&pf_rd_p=7b65f550-ae72-40a7-86e4-c165711b4536&pf_rd_r=8QAVVR3K2AQHJ2DQR8VX&pd_rd_wg=wVyqS&pd_rd_r=a18e30ee-2dc6-4148-8e25-1dd37452266d&qid=1656349709&cv_ct_cx=stephen+king+books) The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B0026772QU&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_5ZH2HQPA3Y93AT84SAJY&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) by Gay Hendricks Other topics of interest: On Black Detroit (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01I9B5466&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_BPQ80R5X15EXA14AMXFD&tag=glocalcitiz09-20) St. Thomas US Virgin Islands (https://www.insightguides.com/destinations/central-america-caribbean/virgin-islands-us/travel-guide) On Oak-Town (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland,_California) About the Black Panther Party (https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/workers/black-panthers/) What happened to Oscar Grant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Oscar_Grant) BICOP (https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-bipoc.html) Shawn Ginwright (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Ginwright) Flourish Agenda/Leadership Excellence (https://flourishagenda.com) Carol Dweck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiiEeMN7vbQ) and the Growth Mindset (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/growth-mindset) Dr. Melanie Tervalon (https://melanietervalon.com/about/) and Cultural Humility (https://melanietervalon.com/resources/) What is Neurodivergent (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-neurodivergence-and-what-does-it-mean-to-be-neurodivergent-5196627)? When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Special Guest: Dereca Blackmon.

Peixe Voador
#Ep 110: Infância

Peixe Voador

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 31:38


Trechos do livro Deus Ajude Essa Criança, de Toni Morrison; Poemas de Ana Martins Marques; Poemas de Bashô; Texto O Degrau da Lágrima, de Mia Couto; Trecho do livro Tudo Sobre o Amor, de Bel Hooks; Trechos do livro Outros Jeitos de Usar a Boca, de Rupi Kaur --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peixe-voador/message

Human Voices Wake Us
The Voice of Toni Morrison

Human Voices Wake Us

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 105:14


Consider supporting Human Voices Wake us by clicking here: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support I've gone through my favorite interviews with the novelist Toni Morrison and put together my favorite bits. I've gathered them into these segments: (:35) On love (parental, romantic, religious) (8:25) On childhood, family history, and being a parent and a writer (43:32) On race, writing in difficult political and social moments, and being more interested in good than evil (1:11:48) On writing in general, and specifically the writing of Beloved The interviews I've drawn from are these: Toni Morrison In Depth, on C-SPAN Toni Morrison on Charlie Rose in 1993, 1998, and 2015 Toni Morrison, interviewed by Junot Diaz Toni Morrison interview by Farah Jasmine Griffin at the 92nd Street Y Toni Morrison on NPR's Fresh Air: in 2015, and a Retrospective Toni Morrison on BBC's World Book Club Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

BookRising
Ubah Cristina Ali Farah: Somalia in Italy and a Reckoning with Colonial History

BookRising

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 46:48


Somali-Italian writer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah joins host Bhakti Shringarpure for an episode of BookRising as part of the Trailblazing African Feminists series. In this wide-ranging and intellectually rigorous conversation, Farah speaks about living in Somalia and Italy, and the ways in which Italy has only recently begun to reckon with their colonial past. She is the author of three novels: Madre piccola (Little Mother, 2007), Il comandante del fiume (The Commander of the River, 2014) and Le stazioni della luna (Phases of the Moon, 2021). Farah also writes plays, poetry, librettos for operas as well as academic work, and has been the recipient of prestigious residences and awards including the Lingua Madre and Vittorini prizes. Moving to Italy from Somalia at the age of 20, Farah was exposed to the second generation of migrants in Italy, many of whom retained ties with their previously colonized countries. This group included Pap Khouma and Igiaba Scebo, among others, and they have all sought to explore Italy's colonial histories in Libya, Somalia, Eritrea and other places. She speaks about the Sicilian city of Palermo where many African, Asian and Middle Eastern migrants converge making it a vibrant city as well as a refuge. Palermo also becomes the center of thinking through the concept of the Black Mediterranean; a term coined by Alessandra di Maio and which elongates the histories of the Mediterranean sea as a place of cultural and political confluences rather than simply a marker of migrant journeys. Farah says that she's optimistic about the many changes taking place in Italy due to the influence of the global movement for Black lives and due to the creative and political projects that engage discussions of race, colonialism, migration and language. She takes us through the writing journeys of her three novels which tend to get published every seven years. Farah explains that it was an epiphany to read Nuruddin Farah's novels and to dive into his unique vision of Somalia. In fact, her recent novel Le stazioni della luna revives and rewrites the character of Ebla who first appeared in Nuruddin Farah's debut novel From a Crooked Rib (1970). Other influences include Ousmane Sembene, Toni Morrison and even many older Italian writers like Dante. Finally, Farah reflects on storytelling as a radical act and explains, “I started collecting and transcribing all these oral histories. I was getting a taste of the words and it was very formative for me when I started writing. And then I discovered tje beauty of the archive which also has lot of audio material. So somehow, this kind of research and the stories that I have had the privilege to find have been the fuel for me.” Bhakti Shringarpure is the Creative Director of the Radical Books Collective.

Free Library Podcast
Gene Andrew Jarrett | Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird

Free Library Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 55:45


In conversation with Herman Beavers Gene Andrew Jarrett is the author of Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature and Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature. He is the editor of an additional eight books of African American literary studies, including two about 19th century U.S. poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dean of the faculty and William S. Tod Professor of English at Princeton University, last year he was appointed to the Association of American Universities' Advisory Board for Racial Equity in Higher Education. On the 150th anniversary of Dunbar's birth, Jarrett's latest book is a nuanced biography of Dunbar as the Gilded Age celebrity, acclaimed as the ''poet laureate of his race,'' whose improbable success hid profound private struggles. A professor of English and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Herman Beavers teaches 20th Century and Contemporary African American literature and poetry writing. He is the author of the scholarly monograph Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison, the poetry chapbook Obsidian Blues, and his poems have appeared in Cleaver Magazine, Versadelphia, and The American Arts Quarterly, among other publications.  (recorded 6/16/2022)

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
MISS CHLOE by A.J. Verdelle, read by Bahni Turpin

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 7:33


AudioFile Golden Voice Bahni Turpin turns A.J. Verdelle's reflections on her literary relationship with Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison (born Chloe Wofford) into a song of praise and wonder. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile's Sandi Henschel discuss this memoir from the author of THE GOOD NEGRESS. Turpin's perfect diction and melodic intonation take listeners through Verdelle's worshipful delight at Miss Chloe's attentions and even their sometimes prickly moments. Turpin's narration is intimate, insightful, and suffused with admiration for both of these talented women. Her performance makes their unique story a journey worth taking. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile's website. Published by Harper Audio. Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com Support for AudioFile's Behind the Mic comes from PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO, dedicated to producing top-quality fiction and nonfiction audiobooks written and read by the best in the business. Visit penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/audiofile now to start listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast
Bookshelfie: Emma Dabiri

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 48:37


Writer, academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri talks about identity, ghost stories and why she could make a whole podcast about Toni Morrison's books. Emma's first book, an essay collection called Don't Touch My Hair, explores the way that colonisation, oppression and, ultimately, liberation are all expressed in Black women's hair – and it gained critical acclaim from just about everyone. Emma's second book - a Sunday Times bestseller - What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition, is a longform essay looking at how support for anti-racism can be translated into meaningful, structural action. Emma's book choices are: ** Woman on the edge of time by Marge Piercy** Quicksand by Nella Larsen ** Paradise by Toni Morrison** The Birds & Other Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier** Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonVick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season five of the Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women's Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women. Don't want to miss the rest of Season Five? Listen and subscribe now! This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Wir arbeiten dran – der Working Women Podcast
#30 Neues schaffen oder alte Strukturen verändern? Eine Sonderfolge mit der Schauspielerin und Aktivistin Thelma Buabeng und der „Inclusive Tech“-Gründerin und Data Evangelist Mina Saidze.

Wir arbeiten dran – der Working Women Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 59:50


Thelma Buabeng hat die Gruppe „BlackWomxnMatter Germany“ gegründet, über deren Instagram-Account ein Zitat der us-amerikanische Schwarzen Journalistin Elaine Welteroth steht: “When you exist in spaces that weren't built for you, remember sometimes that just being you is the revolution.” Und darum geht es in dieser Folge von „Wir arbeiten dran“, die wir auf dem EMOTION Women's Day am 19. Mai live im Hamburger Cinemaxx vor Publikum aufgenommen haben. Wir sprechen mit den beiden darüber, wie es gelingen kann, in Räume vorzudringen, in Berufen erfolgreich zu sein, die nicht allen gleich zugänglich sind. Und mit welchen Strategien und Ideen marginalisierte Gruppen, BiPoc-Frauen dort sein können, ohne Aktivist:innen-Burnout zu bekommen. Thelma Buabeng, Schauspielerin, Moderatorin, Comedienne und Aktivistin erzählt, dass sie lange Zeit versucht habe, einen Platz am Tisch zu bekommen, endlich besetzt zu werden und stattdessen oft klischeehafte Rollen bekommen hat. Über Jahre hat sie bei Castings andere Schwarze Schauspielerinnen vorgeschlagen, sich nicht in eine Konkurrenz drängen lassen. Sie hat eigene Projekte wie den „FIVE SOULS TALK“ und die YouTube-Comedy Reihe „Tell me nothing from the horse“ gestartet, um jenseits des deutschen Fernsehmainstreams erfolgreich zu sein. „Toni Morrison hat gesagt, Rassismus ist Ablenkung und ich habe persönlich keinen Bock mehr, mich ablenken zu lassen.“ – sie investiert ihre Kraft in ihre Community, ins Empowerment anderer, nicht mehr in die Bildungsarbeit für weiße Menschen. Mina Saidze sagt „Es braucht aktivistische Arbeit, aber es braucht auch BiPocs, Frauen und andere Menschen, die in bestehende Strukturen gehen, um Wandel von innen heraus zu bewirken.“ Als Gründerin von Inclusive Tech und in ihrem neuen Job als Lead Data Analytics & Tech Evangelist at FreeTech - Axel Springer tut sie beides: Die Tech-Industrie von außen und von innen verändern, durch Bildungsarbeit und als Türöffnerin. Sie sagt: „Alleine kann man nicht alles ändern. Dafür braucht es das Kollektiv.“ Das Kollektiv derer, deren Stimmen bisher überhört wurden. Mit „Inclusive Tech“ hat sie die erste Lobby- und Beratungsorganisation für Diversity in Tech in Europa gegründet, mit inzwischen über 4500 Mitgliedern.

Weird Studies
Episode 125: Strange Brews: Weird Studies Live at Illuminated Brew Works

Weird Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 96:52


On May 23, 2022, Meredith Michael joined JF and Phil for a live recording at Illuminated Brew Works, a craft brewery in Chicago, Illinois.The occasion was the launch of Weird Studies Black IPA, the fruit of a collaboration with IBW brewmaster Brian Buckman and his team of beer alchemists. The game plan was to talk about potions, but the final conversation ranges over a number of topics including singularity and repetition, time and eternity, alchemy and ritual, Okakura Kakuzō's The Book of Tea, cooking and pickling, and the cultural phenomenon Phil calls "weedhead sh*t." Purchase the Weird Studies Black IPA from Beer on the Wall (https://wehavegreatbeer.square.site/product/illuminated-brew-works-weird-studies-4pk-for-shipping-only-/8126?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=true) or visit the Illuminated Brew Works (https://www.ibw-chicago.com) website. Buy volume 1 (https://pierre-yvesmartel.bandcamp.com/album/weird-studies-music-from-the-podcast-vol-1) and volume 2 (https://pierre-yvesmartel.bandcamp.com/album/weird-studies-music-from-the-podcast-vol-2) of the Weird Studies soundtrack by Pierre-Yves Martel (https://www.pymartel.com) Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/weirdstudies) Find us on Discord (https://discord.com/invite/Jw22CHfGwp) Get the new T-shirt design from Cotton Bureau (https://cottonbureau.com/products/can-o-content#/13435958/tee-men-standard-tee-vintage-black-tri-blend-s)! Get your Weird Studies merchandise (https://www.redbubble.com/people/Weird-Studies/shop?asc=u) (t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc.) Visit the Weird Studies Bookshop (https://bookshop.org/shop/weirdstudies) SHOW NOTES Okakura Kakuzō, [The Book of Tea](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheBookofTea)_ Oscar Wilde on absinthe (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/335553-after-the-first-glass-of-absinthe-you-see-things-as) Mircea Eliade, [The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History](https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Eternal-Return-Princeton-Bollingen/dp/0691182973/ref=sr11?crid=2P1E7XDGASW4L&keywords=The+Myth+of+the+Eternal+Return%3A+Cosmos+and+History&qid=1654693787&s=books&sprefix=the+myth+of+the+eternal+return+cosmos+and+history%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C63&sr=1-1) Toni Morrison. Song of Solomon (https://www.amazon.com/Song-Solomon-Toni-Morrison-Books/s?k=Song+of+Solomon+Toni+Morrison&rh=n%3A283155) The Suzuki Method (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_method) Robert Fink, Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice (https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520245501/repeating-ourselves) David Cronenberg (dir.), Scanners (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081455/) (1981) Lars von Trier (dir.), Dancer in the Dark (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168629/) (2000) Alan Watts, Beat Zen, Square Zen and Zen (https://www.amazon.com/Beat-Zen-Square/dp/0872860515) William Shakespeare, Macbeth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth) Special Guest: Meredith Michael.

Journey to Transformation
Tomiwa Owolade: Anti-racism won't save us?! Now what?

Journey to Transformation

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 43:07


In this episode, we are joined by Tomiwa Owolade: a writer, critic and contributing editor to UnHerd, with columns and reviews for the Sunday Times and the Financial Times. On our quest to understand how non-profit organisations tackle racism, diversity and inclusion issues, combined with Lauren's lifelong journey to be a better white person, we discovered Tomiwa's article titled "Anti-racism won't save you".Together we take this one step further; if anti-racism won't save us, now what!?Check out bonus extras available on Patreon.Follow us:Instagram: @jrnypodcastTwitter: @jrnypodcastEdited by Beryl Dube - @dubeberyl, Lauren & Teia.Books we mentioned:1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy2. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison3. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo4. Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez5. The Purpose of Power by Alicia Garza6. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad7. The Bible by ???? Get Premium Content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Bookstore
123 - Song of Solomon

The Bookstore

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 50:16


Last book for May's prompt of Award Winning Book is Patreon's pick of Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Next book is The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, as picked by our Patreon. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstorepod' at checkout.  Website | Patreon

Spine Crackers
Toni Morrison - Beloved

Spine Crackers

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 75:22


In this episode, the Spine Crackers discuss Toni Morrison's seminal 1987 novel of race, trauma, memory, family, community, and so much more Beloved.

The Weekly Reader
Toni Morrison special

The Weekly Reader

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 3:50


On this edition of The Weekly Reader, it's all about Toni Morrison! We review "Recitatif," a newly-published short story from Toni Morrison, plus a new memoir about a longtime friendship with the author, "Miss Chloe" by A.J. Verdelle.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller
Jillian Medoff

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 55:06


Writer Jillian Medoff joins Rhett to discuss her upcoming book release, balancing her career with the creative obstacles of being a writer, and persevering through adversity. Jillian shares the story behind becoming a writer, and explains why her work is a ‘life-sustaining force'. Jillian Medoff is the author of four (soon to be 5) acclaimed novels including Hunger Point, which was made into an original movie in 2003. A former fellow at MacDowell, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA and Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Jillian has been taught by some of the best, and received her MFA from NYU. She studied with Mona Simpson and Jonathan Dee, and took master classes with Toni Morrison, Grace Paley, and Joyce Carol Oates. In addition to writing novels, Jillian has a long career in corporate consulting, advising clients on communication strategies for all aspects of the employee experience. Wheels Off is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and produced by Rhett Miller. Co-produced by Kirsten Cluthe in partnership with Nick Ruffini (Revoice Media). Editing by Matt Dwyer. Production Assistance by Matt Bavuso. Music by OLD 97's. Episode artwork by Katherine Boils. Show logo by Tim Skirven. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also ask Alexa to play it. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes. Revisit previous episodes of Wheels Off with Rosanne Cash, Rob Thomas, Will Forte, Lydia Loveless, Allison Moorer, Ted Leo, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Bookstore
122 - Celestial Bodies

The Bookstore

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 47:16


Our next award-winner is Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, winner of the International Booker Prize. Check out photos of Oman in NYT. Next book is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, as picked by our Patreon. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstorepod' at checkout.  Website | Patreon

Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast

For our 150th episode, Chaos Reigns! We discuss the differences between talking about fiction and non-fiction, genres that don't get the respect they deserve, our favourite pies, what genres we're least and most looking forward to reading for the podcast, the horrors of virtual presentations, and more! Plus: Matthew's Technically Correct Corner!  You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Media We Mentioned Never Say You Can't Survive: How to Get Through Hard Times by Making Up Stories by Charlie Jane Anders Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gómez Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers (the book Meghan couldn't remember the title of) Gamechanger (the Bounceback) by LX Beckett  Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture by Nora Samaran Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price Podcast-Related Links Manga in Libraries Book Club (Monday, May 23rd, 8:00pm Eastern) Episode 143 - Amish Romance Utterly Unfamiliar and Downright Detestable: Readers' Advisory Beyond Your Own Taste (OLA - RA in a Day Presentation) Our Twitch channel! (Pokémon ranking, Friday, May 20th, 6:30pm Pacific) Episode 148 - Spring 2022 Media Update (RJ talks about Pokemon) Mascot Mischief (RJ's game!) Spicy Library Stories #7 Episode 029 - Westerns Data visualization of Book Club for Masochists' Connections with Other Podcasts Episode 036 - Favourite Podcasts Other Podcasts War Rocket Ajax: Episode 383 - The Christmas Specials Special f/ RJ and Ian from HARK The Coode Street Podcast What Should I Read Next? Reading Glasses Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! Drokk! Finish It! Order A Pizza - Visual Novel Stream (Guest starring Matt & Chris Yule from Finish It! Podcast) Just Plain Wrong Smart Podcast, Trashy Books Links, Articles, and Things $1 Million Of Frugal Librarian's Bequest To N.H. School Goes To Football Scoreboard  Mary Roach (Wikipedia) Honey Heist Coydog (Wikipedia) Koi (Wikipedia) Coyote $21,000 in debt after wandering through university campus Conger Eel (Wikipedia) Seattle Storm (Wikipedia) Doppler (Twitter) Anemometer (Wikipedia) Gritty (Wikipedia) Phillie Phanatic (Wikipedia) The Mountain Goats (Wikipedia) Parasocial interaction (Wikipedia) Accessory fruit (Wikipedia) Strange times for berry club Tourtière (Wikipedia) Epistolary novel (Wikipedia) 18 Recent Non-Fiction Audiobooks by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers' Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors. All of our lists can be found here.For this retroactive genre (or in this case, format) from Episode 27, we're featuring non-fiction audiobooks by BIPOC authors published in the last 2 years.  You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce Carefree Black Girls by Zeba Blay Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis High-risk Homosexual: a Memoir by Edgar Gomez The Girl in the Middle: Growing Up Between Black and White, Rich and Poor by Anais Granofsky Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science by Jessica Hernandez, Ph.D. Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service by Tajja Isen Grief Is Love: Living with Loss by Marisa Renee Lee Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong by Louisa Lim Rez Rules: My Indictment of Canada's and America's Systemic Racism Against Indigenous Peoples by Chief Clarence Louie Conversations with People Who Hate Me: 12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers by Dylan Marron Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk by Shunmyo Masuno An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States by Kyle T. Mays Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A. J. Verdelle Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance (2nd edition) by Edgar Villanueva Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now by Jeff Yang, Philip Wang, & Phil Yu Give us feedback! Fill out the form to ask for a recommendation or suggest a genre or title for us to read! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, June 7th we'll be discussing the genre of Classic Fiction! (Whatever that means!) Then on Tuesday, June 21st we'll be talking about Beach Reads!

Books and the City
“You Are a Cartoon Character”

Books and the City

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 50:49


Tune in to hear more about the plans for our NYC bookstore crawl, and don't forget to join Becky's fan club book club discussion coming up in early June! After those announcements, we're getting into our “cartoon outfits.” Keep listening if you're not sure what that means :) then we have a few classics, a beloved historical fiction, and a “f***ing wild” YA thriller. Thanks for listening!! Grab your BATC merch here: https://www.booksandthecitypod.com/merch. Browse and shop all the books we've discussed on this episode and past episodes at https://www.bookshop.org/shop/booksandthecity. Subscribe to our newsletter on our website, and send us an email at booksandthecitypod@gmail.com-------------> Emily's pick: A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid (10:15-20:17) https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374527075/asmallplace On Emily's TBR: Nothing Personal by James Baldwin Kayla's pick: This Golden State by Marit Weisenberg (20:18-27:45) https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250786272/this-golden-state On Kayla's TBR: Booth by Karen Joy Fowler Libby's pick: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (27:46-37:48) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/117662/the-bluest-eye-by-toni-morrison/ On Libby's TBR: My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid Becky's pick: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (37:49-47:03) https://www.thedialpress.com/books/the-guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel-pie-society-movie-tie-in-edition-tr On Becky's TBR: Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman Music by EpidemicSound, logo art by @niczollos, all opinions are our own.

The Comics Canon
Episode 160 – Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

The Comics Canon

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 67:55


(Content warning: Slavery, rape, and execution) True Stories continues with a spirited discussion of Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez. This captivating graphic novel from 2021 follows Rebecca Hall's efforts to shed light on the unheralded role of Black women in slave uprisings in the early 18th century and the institutional obstacles she faced along the way. Aided by the inventive artwork of Hugo Martinez, she gives voice to women who sacrificed so much for the cause of freedom. In This Episode: Treason against the state Spoiler alert for Toni Morrison's “Beloved” The evolution of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade Louis Riel by Chester Brown Atlanta Season 3 Episode 4: “The Big Payback” Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds Join us in two weeks as we take a short break from our True Stories miniseries with a look at Thor: The God Butcher! Until then: Impress your friends with our Comics Canon merchandise! Rate us on Apple Podcasts! Send us an email! Hit us up on Twitter or Facebook! And as always, thanks for listening!

Here & Now
Abortion restrictions impact on Black women; Longtime friend of Toni Morrison

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 40:13


States are set to restrict abortion rights once the Supreme Court gives the go-ahead. Dr. Jamilla Perrit, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Washington, D.C., discusses how those restrictions will have an adverse impact on Black women. And, author A.J. Verdelle used to call Toni Morrison Miss Chloe during their longtime friendship. She writes about that relationship in her new book, "Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison."

HER With Amena Brown
HER Favorite Things (featuring Cole Arthur Riley)

HER With Amena Brown

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 45:00


This week New York Times' Bestselling author of This Here Flesh, Cole Arthur Riley, is in our HER living room sharing a few of her favorite things! Tune in as Cole and I talk about Philly food, the spirituality of Toni Morrison's work, favorite cuss words and what spiritual practice looks like for Cole today. To learn more about Cole's work, visit http://colearthurriley.com.    To get transcripts, links, and details from each episode, check out the show notes. To continue your support of the podcast and my work, become a member of my Patreon community where you can get access to archived episodes, bonus episodes, and behind the scenes content. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, for podcast clips, poetry quotes and random quips. For information on how to book me to speak or perform at an event, visit amenabrown.com. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay, ALWAYS WITH YOU, ALWAYS WITH ME

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 28:30


"Toni Morrison said if there's a book that you want to read, write it. That's exactly what has happened here." Zibby is joined by Grammy Award–winner Kelly Rowland and educator Jessica McKay to discuss their new picture book, Always with You, Always with Me. The writing duo share how they became friends by bonding over their shared experiences as working mothers as well as how their dynamic created the basis for this story. They also talk with Zibby about leaving magic traces for their kids while they're gone, the misconceptions that come with being a mother who happens to be famous, and why they hope this book will ease some elements of mommy guilt. Check out Zibby's book recommendations for all types of moms to celebrate Mother's Day!Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Fl9dwhBookshop: https://bit.ly/3Fl9nUpSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

From the Front Porch
Episode 371 || May New Release Rundown

From the Front Porch

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 53:35


In today's episode of From the Front Porch, Annie and Olivia are discussing their favorite newly released titles of the month and highlighting books you'll want to add to your TBR list! Don't forget our Summer Literary Lunch is coming up later this month! Tickets are on sale now and you can find them online here. The books mentioned in today's episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf. Annie's List: Book Lovers by Emily Henry Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A. J. Verdelle Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi The Golden Season by Madeline Kay Sneed Olivia's List: The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A F Steadman The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson Breathless by Amy McCulloch The Change by Kirsten Miller Disappeared by Bonnar Spring Gieger by Gustaf Skordeman Hide by Kiersten White From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf's daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today's episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.  A full transcript of today's episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Podcast Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  This week Annie is reading The Bridesmaids Union by Jonathan Vatner. Olivia is reading The Measure by Nikki Erlick. If you liked what you heard in today's episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you're so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff's weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter and follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We're so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week. Our Executive Producers are... Donna Hetchler, Angie Erickson, Cammy Tidwell, Chantalle C, Nicole Marsee, Wendi Jenkins, Laurie johnson and Kate Johnston Tucker. Libro.FM: Libro.fm lets you purchase audiobooks directly from your favorite local bookstore (Like The Bookshelf). You can pick from more than 215,000 audiobooks, and you'll get the same audiobooks at the same price as the largest audiobook company out there (you know the name). But you'll be part of a different story -- one that supports community. All you need is a smart phone and the free Libro.fm app. Right now, if you sign up for a new membership, you will get 2 audiobooks for the price of one. All you have to do is enter FRONTPORCH at checkout or follow this link: https://tidd.ly/3C2zVbb Flodesk: Do you receive a weekly or monthly newsletter from one of your favorite brands? Like maybe From the Front Porch (Or The Bookshelf)... Did you ever wonder, ‘how do they make such gorgeous emails?'  Flodesk is an email marketing service provider that's built for creators, by creators, and it's easy to use. We've been using it for a couple of years now, and I personally love it. And right now you can get 50% off your Flodesk subscription by going to: flodesk.com/c/THEFRONTPORCH

System of Systems
The Final Nail (w/ Sean Kilpatrick)

System of Systems

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 105:59


The boys are joined by poet and novelist Sean Kilpatrick to discuss the state of literature, the cultural shift, the force feeding of Toni Morrison, Darius James, Charlie Rose, the Northman, Fresh, Jim Goad, the Gen X cool girl era, the Depp/Heard defamation case and the end of #MeToo. Soundtrack: Pichismo "Kontrau" 4A DJ Assault "Mr. Muthafukka" Hegemon "Stigmata"  Eugene McDaniels "Outlaw" Blood Axis "The Gospel of Inhumanity" () Black Sabbath "Lord of this World" Links: Sean at Twitter: @Sean_Kilpatrick Sean at Instagram: @shucksabouteverything  Sean's blog Sean "Exeunt" Sean on Otessa Mosfegh and Nick Walker Sean on Jack Sean "Satanic Hamlet Starring Aubrey Plaza" Sean at Good Reads

The Cosmic We with Barbara Holmes and Donny Bryant
Exploring the Power of Story with Cole Arthur Riley

The Cosmic We with Barbara Holmes and Donny Bryant

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 42:43


Barbara and Donny welcome Cole Arthur Riley to this episode of The Cosmic We to explore the power of our stories. Cole Arthur Riley is writer who was formed by thinkers such as Audre Lorde, Octavia Butler, James Baldwin, Thomas Merton, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Julian of Norwich, to name a few. Cole studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh, but traces her love of words back to her father, who would bribe her and her siblings to write poems and stories to get out of chores, or for cold hard cash; and her gramma who was part writer, part sage.  Cole currently serves as the spiritual teacher in residence with Cornell University's Office of Spirituality and Meaning Making. She is the creator of Black Liturgies, a space that integrates spiritual practice with Black emotion, Black literature, and the Black body; and a project of The Center for Dignity and Contemplation where she serves as Curator.  Connect with us: To send a question to Dr. Barbara and Donny, or to share your thoughts, comments, or feedback with us about this show: Send us an email. Cole Arthur Riley: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram The transcript for this episode can be found here. This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Get Booked
If Toni Morrison Rewrote Neil Gaiman's Books

Get Booked

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 46:30


Amanda and Jenn discuss spies in romance, books like Our Flag Means Death, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For listener feedback and questions, as well as a complete list of books discussed in this episode, visit our website. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. FEEDBACK Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu, The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Alison Pataki, and By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate BOOKS DISCUSSED American Marriage by Tayari Jones (tw: sexual assault, racism) The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson (cw: drug use, sexual assault, violence, racism) Books Like “Our Flag Means Death”: https://bookriot.com/our-flag-means-death-books/ On a Lee Shore by Elin Gregory In Deeper Waters by FT Lukens Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity by Micah Rajunov, Scott Duane, et al The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta In the Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado (tw: child sexual abuse, human trafficking) Always Only You by Chloe Liese Gamechanger by LX Beckett (they/them) American War by Omar El Akkad Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn Sarah MacLean's Bareknuckle Bastards series Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejidé (cw: lynching, child abuse, sexual abuse) Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews Alyssa Cole's Loyal League series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!
Livres lumineux, et la finale de Mission impossible

Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 105:12


Des livres lumineux pour contrer les idées noires, avec Claudia Larochelle; « Bien que ce soit une mission accomplie, on n'en sort pas indemne. » Mohammed Lotfi résume l'état d'esprit des volontaires qui ont accepté de lire l'éprouvant, mais ô combien nourrissant roman Beloved, de Toni Morrison. L'écrivaine américaine a su les toucher par une plume franche qui va droit au cœur. Nancy Audet, Valérie-Micaela Bain et Lori Saint-Martin en témoignent au micro.

Showcase from Radiotopia feat. Spacebridge
Behind the Series: a hit dog will holler

Showcase from Radiotopia feat. Spacebridge

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 22:44


Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Radiotopia Presents. This week, we're talking with the creative team behind our latest series, a hit dog will holler. Today's episode is full of spoilers  — so if you haven't heard the series yet, we suggest finishing all the episodes before listening to this conversation.  a hit dog will holler tells the story of two Black women activists who find their lives connected in surprising ways. Today, we sit down with three of the leading members of the team, writer Inda Craig-Galván, producer Gisele Regatão, and sound designer Sandra Lopez-Monsalve to reflect on the show's highlights and creative challenges; from adapting a play into a podcast, creating a major character out of abstract sound elements, and the decisions that go into telling fictional stories about the real world. Recommended texts from the hit dog will holler team: On the Yard by Etheridge Knight The works of Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Jason Moran, Christina Gaillard Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Terrence Blanchard Land of the Free by Gabriel Guerrero Behind the Series is hosted, written, and produced by Mark Pagán. Executive producers are Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro and Yooree Losordo is our operations manager. Music from JD Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Christina Gaillard. Behind the Series is a production of Radiotopia Presents, from PRX's Radiotopia. Wanna learn more about your favorite shows, get audio recommendations, events updates, and podcast news? Sign up for the Radiotopia Citizen newsletter at radiotopia.fm/citizen.

Boston Public Radio Podcast
BPR Full Show: The Oreometer

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 164:31


Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners their thoughts on the news of Elon Musk buying Twitter. Trenni Kusnierek talks about the Celtics playoffs run and mental health struggles among youth athletes. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, as well as a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor. Elle Simone Scott shares tips on how to make the perfect food board for hosting. Scott is Executive Editor and Inclusion Leader at America's Test Kitchen. She is also founder of the mentoring organization SheChef. Her recently released book is “Boards: Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings.” Corby Kummer discusses oversight issues with the Food and Drug Administration, Boston chef Tiffani Faison winning “Tournament of Champions” and MIT students creating an “Oreometer.” Kummer is the executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Jared Bowen previews the latest in local arts, including Huntington Theatre Company's Elliot Norton Award Nomination for its production of Toni Morrison's “The Bluest Eye” and “Too Fat for China,” a show about motherhood and adoption playing at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Bowen is GBH's executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio. John King updates listeners on the latest political headlines, including recent news from the Jan. 6 Committee and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. We end the show by asking listeners how they eat their Oreos.

Aftenpodden USA
Vil du ha en kopp konservativ kaffe og en høyrevridd donut? - Polariseringen blir mer og mer ekstrem

Aftenpodden USA

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 43:53


Konservative amerikanere drømmer om å bygge opp en egen parallell økonomi. En konkurrent til Starbucks er allerede blitt startet. I denne episoden snakker Christina og Øystein om hvilke faktorer som har drevet frem den ekstreme polariseringen i USA. De tar også for seg forskjellene mellom USA og Europa. Nye data viser nemlig at økt polarisering ikke er en trend som rammer alle vestlige land. Snarere tvert imot. OR-anbefalinger: Øystein anbefaler den nye PBS-dokumentaren om Benjamin Franklin laget av dokumentarfilmskaper Ken Burns. Christina anbefaler boken "Beloved" av Toni Morrison. De som har tid bør også lytte til eller lese talen hun ga da hun mottok nobelprisen i litteratur i 1993: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1993/morrison/lecture/

The Institute of Black Imagination.
E45. Luvvie Ajayi Jones: The Professional Troublemaker.

The Institute of Black Imagination.

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 78:40


Today's episode is with author, podcast host, and speaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Luvvie is a New York Times-Bestselling author and in this conversation, she lays out what it takes to become a professional troublemaker: unapologetically opinionated, courageous, and unafraid to speak the truth even if your voice shakes.  We explore topics that range from the difference in Black identities between Nigeria and the United States, her path from failing chemistry to creating one of the industry's most popular blogs, how love shows up when you're not paying attention, and what ultimately allowed her to finally call herself as a writer. This conversation is one that speaks to the troublemaker in all of us.  Her latest book, “Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens'' is now available for preorder at Penguin Randomhouse (link below). Click here to take our listener survey! What to read Luvvie Ajayi Jones' NYT, bestselling book https://luvvie.org/im-judging-you-book/ ("I'M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual") Her recently released book, https://luvvie.org/professional-troublemaker-book/ ("Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual") https://awesomelyluvvie.com/ (Luvvie Ajayi Jones' Blog ) https://bookshop.org/books/the-source-of-self-regard-selected-essays-speeches-and-meditations/9780525562795 (The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/704765/rising-troublemaker-by-luvvie-ajayi-jones/ (Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens) What to listen to Luvvie's podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/professional-troublemaker/id1349454032 (Professional Troublemaker) Things mentioned Join Luvvie in her private community, https://www.luvvnation.com/ (Luvvnation) Who to follow? Check out Luvvie on all her platforms: https://www.instagram.com/luvvie/ (Instagram), https://www.facebook.com/AwesomelyLuvvie/ (Facebook), https://twitter.com/Luvvie (Twitter), https://www.linkedin.com/in/luvvie/ (LinkedIn) For more information about Luvvie Ajayi Jones, visit her https://luvvie.org/ (site). This conversation was recorded on January 20th, 2022 Host https://www.instagram.com/dario.studio/ (Dario Calmese)  Producer https://www.instagram.com/carmendharris/ (Carmen D. Harris)   Production Assistant: https://www.instagram.com/holly_woodco/ (Coniqua Johnson ) Visual Art Direction and Designs:  http://riverwildmen.com/ (River Wildmen), https://www.instagram.com/afrovisualism/ (AfroVisualism) Original Music composed by http://www.dariocalmese.com/ (Dario Calmese)  Visit us at https://www.blackimagination.com/oral-history (blackimagination.com )

Literaturely
Episode 4: Approaching Racist Violence in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Literaturely

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 45:25


In this episode, Paige and Margaret are joined by Dr. Dennis Moore to discuss teaching depictions of racist violence in literature. Using Toni Morrison's Beloved to anchor the conversation, we might call this conversation "Clever, but Schoolteacher Beat Him Anyway." We talk about how these scenes can challenge our students' misconceptions, depict layers of knowledge and culture, and address that some traumas can never be truly spoken. Examining racist violence in a literature classroom can be uncomfortable and we want to lean into that discomfort while maintaining a safe environment for our students to learn. Join us as we talk about how Morrison's masterpiece allows us the opportunity to do so.Please note: because this episode focuses on racist violence, there are descriptions of graphic violence and references to racist language.

Thoughts from a Page Podcast
Interview with Dolen Perkins-Valdez - TAKE MY HAND

Thoughts from a Page Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 28:12


In this interview, Dolen and I discuss Take My Hand, the inspiration for this book, her research, how she selected Civil's name, creating the court transcript, the hardest part about writing the book, and much more. Dolen's recommended reads are: The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A.J. Verdelle The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis A Woman of Endurance by Dahlia Llanos-Figueroa The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock The Devil's Half Acre by Kristen Green Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Julia Claiborne Johnson, Judithe Little, Renee Rosen, Kerri Maher, and Tony Birch. Take My Hand can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Chills at Will Podcast
Episode 119 with Deesha Philyaw, Master Storyteller, Builder of Intrigue, Skilled Worldbuilder, and Craftswoman of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Winner of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The Chills at Will Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 75:18


Episode 119 Notes and Links to Deesha Philyaw's Work        On Episode 119 of The Chills at Will Podcast, Pete welcomes Deesha Philyaw, and the two discuss, among other topics, Deesha's love of and obsession with books as a kid, her reading books above her age level, the shakeup she received in reading the “singular” James Baldwin, outstanding and innovative and inspirational contemporary writers, her college and post-college years loving literature but aiming for corporate work, her compulsion to write full-time, and themes and parallels between contemporary life and events from her standout short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.        Deesha Philyaw's debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the 2020/2021 Story Prize, and the 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies focuses on Black women, sex, and the Black church, and is being adapted for television by HBO Max with Tessa Thompson executive producing. Deesha is also a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and will be the 2022-2023 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.     Deesha Philyaw's Website   Renee Simms Reviews The Secret Lives of Church Ladies for Los Angeles Review of Books   Buy the Award-Winning The Secret Lives of Church Ladies   Nadia Owusu's Article for Slate: “The Secret Life of Deesha Philyaw”   Exciting News about the Upcoming HBO Series Based on the Story Collection!  At about 2:00, Sara Giorgi is shouted out as a strong editor, as Pete and Deesha talk about some fact-checking for her short story collection   At about 3:00, Deesha discusses early iterations of her short story collection   At about 4:35, Deesha responds to Pete's wondering about ideas of “finished” and “unfinished” stories   At about 6:25, Deesha details her love of books and having her family nurture her love of words   At about 10:00, Deesha recounts stories of “obsessing” over books and school in her childhood   At about 11:45, Deesha talks about a favorite writer, James Baldwin, and his multifaceted and intersectional legacies     At about 15:40, Pete wonders about Deesha's reading habits in her adolescent years    At about 19:00, Deesha talks about meaningful books, including The Autobiography of Malcolm X, that she read in high school and college, and about how writing for a career seemed so foreign to her   At about 21:50, Deesha references (very discreetly) the secret societies of Yale   At about 22:10, Deesha discusses her writing career developing slowly-starting as a hobby-in her late 20s, before accelerating with novel and short story writing   At about 23:45, Deesha mentions contemporary writers who inspire and challenge her, including Robert Jones, Jr., Maurice Ruffin, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Dantiel W. Moniz, and Dawnie Walton    At about 26:20, Deesha details how Robert Jones, Jr. has “revolutionized slave narratives”; Jabari Asim and Yonder is also mentioned as a book that does similar standout things   At about 29:35, Pete and Deesha discuss Deesha's varied interests and varied styles of writing, and how her life experiences have informed her writing; this includes how focusing on writing helps her “keep perspective”   At about 32:45, Deesha discusses seeds for the short story collection, including how the book draws upon many childhood experiences with church   At about 35:00, Deesha gives the secret about hearing stories as a kid, and cites Toni Morrison's  “Imagination as bound up in memory” in explaining inspirations   At about 36:50, Deesha discusses connections between the collection's epigraph and the stories themselves   At about 39:00, Deesha connects dots between two stories from the collection and Olivia's role in them   At about 40:00, Pete and Deesha discuss the female gaze that is centered in much of the collection, and Deesha talks about how women are held to different standards, including ideas of “respectable women”   At about 43:20, the two discuss the iconic “Peach Cobbler” and ideas of godliness    At about 45:00, Deesha responds to Pete's musings about the mother in “Peach Cobbler” by talking about ways of showing love   At about 48:00, Pete brings up ideas of pleasing others as a theme of “Peach Cobbler,” and Deesha expands on the ideas with regard to Olivia and wanting love and connection   At about 50:30, Pete mentions his connections to Eddie Levert with regard to his wedding, and Pete cites Kiese Laymon's wise words about many of Deesha's stories having “revelation rather than resolution”    At about 53:00, Deesha gives background on familial connections to the story “Eddie Levert is Coming”   At about 56:00, the two discuss themes and family from “Dear Sister”   At about 57:15, Deesha gives backstory on “Dear Sister” and the reality of the events   At about 59:10, the two discuss “Eula” and ideas of binaries with regards to ideas of sexual purity and Christianity/religiosity    At about 1:04:15, Pete compliments “Jael” and its intrigue and action   At about 1:05:40-1:11:00, Deesha reads a beautiful excerpt from “Snowfall”   At about 1:11:25, Pete asks about the upcoming HBO series based on her story collection-so exciting!   At about 1:13:15, Deesha gives her social media/contact information      You can now subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, and leave me a five-star review. You can also ask for the podcast by name using Alexa, and find the pod on Stitcher, Spotify, and on Amazon Music. Follow me on IG, where I'm @chillsatwillpodcast, or on Twitter, where I'm @chillsatwillpo1. You can watch other episodes on YouTube-watch and subscribe to The Chills at Will Podcast Channel. Please subscribe to both my YouTube Channel and my podcast while you're checking out this episode.  This is a passion project of mine, a DIY operation, and I'd love for your help in promoting what I'm convinced is a unique and spirited look at an often-ignored art form. The intro song for The Chills at Will Podcast is “Wind Down” (Instrumental Version), and the other song played on this episode was “Hoops” (Instrumental)” by Matt Weidauer, and both songs are used through ArchesAudio.com.     Please tune in for Episode 120 with traci kato-kiriyama, a multi-disciplinary artist, writer/author, actor, arts educator & community organizer. They have most recently released their book Navigating With(out) Instruments. Since 1996, she has performed and written for theatre tours, productions, artist residencies, and performance collaborations in hundreds of venues throughout the country, incl. LaMaMa Cabaret (NY); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF); A writer, actor, and theatre devisor, she is one half of the award-winning PULLproject Ensemble with actor/aerial artist, Kennedy Kabasares.   traci is the Co-Founder and Director for Tuesday Night Project, presenter of the Tuesday Night Cafe Series now in its 18th year and the longest-running Asian American mic series in the country. The episode will air on April 26. 

GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Crews | Day 10 | Toni Morrison and Angela Davis

GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 50:55


“I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept.”  - Angela Davis  In a memo to her boss at Random House Publishing, where Toni Morrison worked as an Editor, she wrote of Angela Davis, “she is the fiercest woman I know. And I come from a long line of fierce women.”  This memo was in defense of the young activist, whom Toni herself had contacted and persuaded to write an autobiography at 26.  Toni's boss had complained that Angela did not show any “humanness,” and seemed too disciplined to be real.  Toni wrote to him with a clap-back for the ages. “Angela is not here to meet your needs.” Angela is not here to perform your fantasy. “Your cry for more humanness,” she wrote, “is constant but I am suspicious of the word. It's the word white people use when they want to alter a “fearless” or “uppity nigger.”  This memo sits in the archives of Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Toni's boss's response is not included, but the record reflects that Toni won the battle and remained editor of the book, and that Angela crafted the story she wanted for herself and the movement.  This...our dear friends, is what it looks like to have your crews back. To take a risk for the people you love and believe in, and to be willing to go the distance for what you know is right.  This is a Black girl love story involving two of the most influential Black women of any generation. It's a story full of lessons on how to make moves on behalf of those that matter to us.  

From the Front Porch
Episode 368 || Backlist Book Club: Beloved

From the Front Porch

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 50:30


We're bringing back one of our favorite podcast series, Backlist Book Club! In today's episode of From the Front Porch, Annie and Hunter Mclendon @shelfbyshelf are discussing the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Beloved by Toni Morrison. The books mentioned in this episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf: Summer I Turned Pretty Book Club Beloved by Toni Morrison Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard Less by Andrew Sean Greer This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf's daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today's episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.  A full transcript of today's episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Podcast Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  Thank you again to this week's sponsor, The 101st annual Rose Show and Festival, here in Thomasville, Georgia. If you want to come for the weekend and experience the flowers, fun, food, and shopping in beautiful Thomasville GA, plan your visit at thomasvillega.com. This week Annie is reading Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow. Hunter is reading Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perrotta. If you liked what you heard in today's episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you're so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff's weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter and follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We're so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week. Our Executive Producers are... Donna Hetchler, Angie Erickson, Cammy Tidwell, Chantalle C, Nicole Marsee, Wendi Jenkins, Laurie johnson and Kate Johnston Tucker. Libro.FM: Libro.fm lets you purchase audiobooks directly from your favorite local bookstore (Like The Bookshelf). You can pick from more than 215,000 audiobooks, and you'll get the same audiobooks at the same price as the largest audiobook company out there (you know the name). But you'll be part of a different story -- one that supports community. All you need is a smart phone and the free Libro.fm app. Right now, if you sign up for a new membership, you will get 2 audiobooks for the price of one. All you have to do is enter FRONTPORCH at checkout or follow this link: https://tidd.ly/3C2zVbb Flodesk: Do you receive a weekly or monthly newsletter from one of your favorite brands? Like maybe From the Front Porch (Or The Bookshelf)... Did you ever wonder, ‘how do they make such gorgeous emails?'  Flodesk is an email marketing service provider that's built for creators, by creators, and it's easy to use. We've been using it for a couple of years now, and I personally love it. And right now you can get 50% off your Flodesk subscription by going to: flodesk.com/c/THEFRONTPORCH

City Arts & Lectures
Azar Nafisi

City Arts & Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 64:06


This week, our guest is author and academic Azar Nafisi. Her books include Reading Lolita in Tehran and Things I've Been Silent About. Nafisi was born in Iran, and first came to the United States to study in the 1970s. After earning her Ph.D., she returned to her home country to teach at the University of Tehran, where in 1981, she was expelled for refusing to wear the mandatory Islamic veil. Nafisi went back to teaching six years later, with a series of lectures that examined the role of Western literature and culture in Iran after the 1979 revolution. She returned to the United States in 1997 to advocate on behalf of Iran's intellectuals, youth, and especially young women. Her new book Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times examines some of the most probing questions of our time through the works of Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, and more. On March 31, 2022, Azar Nafisi talked to Steven Winn at the studios of KQED in San Francisco.

The Institute of Black Imagination.
E43. Kenturah Davis: The Limits of Language.

The Institute of Black Imagination.

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 81:29


Today's episode is with contemporary artist Kenturah Davis. Exploring language, looms, and listening beyond the limen, Kenturah's work reminds us that identity requires an intimacy with the unknown and oftentimes hidden portraits of ourselves.  We explore topics that range from the diminishing value of a Masters of Fine Arts degree to urban planning and design to Toni Morrison's essay “The Site of Memory”, this conversation is one that holds our hearts in an audible essay on the shadows of life and living.  What to read. https://blogs.umass.edu/brusert/files/2013/03/Morrison_Site-of-Memory.pdf (The Site of Memory by Toni Morrison ) Playlist inspired by this conversation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrlP3tbuj44 (Atladena- Kelela ) https://thundercat.bandcamp.com/album/apocalypse (Apocalypse-Thundercat) Who to follow. https://www.instagram.com/kenturah/ (Kenturah Davis ) This conversation was recorded on 12/14/21.  Host https://www.instagram.com/dario.studio/ (Dario Calmese)  Producer https://www.instagram.com/carmendharris/ (Carmen D. Harris)   Visual Art Direction and Designs:  http://riverwildmen.com/ (River Wildmen), https://www.instagram.com/afrovisualism/ (AfroVisualism) Director of Digital Content: https://www.vickygcreative.com/ (vickygcreative.com) Original Music composed by http://www.dariocalmese.com/ (Dario Calmese) 

Radio Times
Satirist Fran Lebowitz and Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation

Radio Times

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 49:44


Fran Lebowitz on bookstores, Putin, rats, NATO, being old and her friendship with Toni Morrison. And, two Penn law students reflect on Judge Jackson's confirmation.

The Stacks
Ep. 208 A Mercy by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Imani Perry)

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 63:38


Today on The Stacks Book Club we speak again with Imani Perry, author of the New York Times bestselling South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon Line to Understand the Soul of a Nation. In our discussion of Toni Morrison's novel A Mercy, we talk destroying ourselves over heartbreak, treating people tenderly and the book's central metaphor of the house. We also touch on the seduction of beauty, and breathlessness.There are spoilers on this episode.You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/03/30/ep-208-a-mercyBe sure to listen to the end of today's episode to find out what our April book club pick will be! Connect with Imani: Twitter | InstagramConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonAthletic Greens - visit atheleticgreens.com/thestacks to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase.Listen to Seizing Freedom, a podcast that illustrates the myriad ways Black people have fought for and defined their own freedom.Apostrophe - Save fifteen dollars off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider at apostrophe.com/thestacks when you use code THESTACKS.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Stacks
Ep. 207 Ep. 207 Breaking Through the Black/White Binary with Julissa Arce

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 56:03


Today we're joined by Julissa Arce, author, and education and immigration activist. On this episode we have a conversation around Julissa's third book, You Sound Like a White Girl: A Case for Rejecting Assimilation. We talk about the myths around U.S. citizenship, colorism in Latine communities, plus the histories that the Black-white binary excludes.You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/03/23/ep-207-julissa-arceThe Stacks Book Club selection for February is A Mercy by Toni Morrison, we will discuss the book on March 30th with Imani Perry.Connect with Julissa: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonAthletic Greens - visit atheleticgreens.com/thestacks to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase.Native - head to nativedeo.com/thestacks or use code THESTACKS to get 20% off your first order.Vegamour - go to vegamour.com/thestacks and use the code THESTACKS to get 20% off your first order.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Stacks
Ep. 206 Who Are You Loving When You Write with Destiny O. Birdsong

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 57:23


Our guest today is author and poet Destiny O. Birdsong. Destiny's debut novel, Nobody's Magic, is about three Black women with Albinism in Shreveport, LA. We talk about the ways Destiny approached representation and nuance when writing about Albinism, her personal training ground for crafting dialogue, and the pressures people can feel around grief.You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/03/16/ep-206-destiny-o-birdsongThe Stacks Book Club selection for February is A Mercy by Toni Morrison, we will discuss the book on March 30th with Imani Perry.Connect with Destiny: Twitter | Instagram | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonAthletic Greens - visit atheleticgreens.com/thestacks to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase.Native - head to nativedeo.com/thestacks or use code THESTACKS to get 20% off your first order.Vegamour - go to vegamour.com/thestacks and use the code THESTACKS to get 20% off your first order.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.