Nadia Owusu - Aftershocks
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.
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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