Step into the great outdoors with us as we discuss your words and stories on our latest theme, NATURE. We’re also discussing Black voices and racism in publishing and literature, and we welcome digital lit mag clavmag onto the podcast.

This episode, we kick off with the words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Extra reading:

Listen to Chimamanda reading from Ifemelu’s full blog post in Americanah

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Recent theme / NATURE

States by Magda Nawrocka-Weekes
Clusters by Nora Thurkle
A Weekend in Pitlochry by Louise McStravick
City Girl by Nadia Henderson
To Be Reincarnated as an Alligator by Anna Dempsey

Dearest Damsels

clavmag (submissions open until 30th June!)
Twitter: @clavmag Instagram: @clavmag
From Depths We Wake by Lindz McLeod via clavmag
A Time Machine by Sabah Choudrey via clavmag


Reni Eddo-Lodge’s 2014 blog post – Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Support Jacaranda Books and Twenty in 2020
Find out more about A Quick Ting On
REWRITE – find out more and donate here
Literary Natives – regular opportunities for writers of colour

Black voices in publishing – initiative to get four Black Women to number 1 in the Sunday Times Bestseller lists in all 4 categories
Independent bookshop links for:
I’m Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Braithwaite
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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