Nadia Owusu - Aftershocks

Season 1, Ep. 8

This episode's transcript can be found here

Nadia Owusu is a woman whose life story spans continents. Losses and uprootings marked her early life, leaving her with questions about her worth, her identity, even her sanity. A woman with an emotional seismometer, always attuned to the possibility of loss, she witnessed civil war, terrorism, and the ravages of colonialism and anti-blackness. She was also abandoned by her birth mother, lost her father to cancer, and fought with her widowed stepmother for the truth of her father’s memory.

Described by Margo Jefferson as “rigorous and luminous” and by Xiaolu Guo as “intense and intimate” Aftershocks is a beautiful, moving, unflinching memoir of a woman who transcends boundaries and defies categories. 


You can find Nadia Owusu on twitter at @NadiaOwusu1 on Instagram @wheresnadia and online at Her Whiting Award-winning memoir Aftershocks is available now.

Works & Authors Mentioned:

Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin

Ren Hang (Eponymous)

How to Build a Human - Emma Byrne

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- Guest: Nadia Owusu

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