Meet master storyteller Tayari Jones up close and personal, in rousing conversation about her multi-award winning novel, An American Marriage, with the CBC’s Nantali Indongo. The book’s insightful look into the hearts and minds of three characters who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control, delivers a provocative commentary on the American Dream. Having captured the praise of critics and readers alike, this stirring love story has been hand- selected for both Barack Obama’s summer reading list and Oprah’s Book Club. Hosted by Nadia Hohn.
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Nadia L. Hohn is a Toronto-based educator and author of six books: Music and Media in the Sankofa series, Malaika's Costume, Malaika's Winter Carnival, Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter and her newest picture book A Likkle Miss Lou about the Jamaican poet, Louise Bennett-Coverley is a celebration of this cultural icon in time for her 100th annivesary. Her next Malaika’s Surprise will be published in 2021. In 2019, Nadia was a touring in Alberta as a presenter in the TD Canada Children's Book Week and the writer in residence at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, British Columbia. Nadia is on the planning team of the new children's literary event, Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) Kids Book Fest.
Nantali Indongo is the host of CBC Montreal's provincial arts and culture program, The Bridge, Saturdays on CBC Radio One and arts contributor for CBC Montreal. She's also member of Nomadic Massive, a multilingual hip hop group based in Montreal. A graduate of University of Ottawa and Humber College, Nantali has shared her knowledge of music and culture as a community educator and public speaker.
New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones is the author four novels, most recently An American Marriage. She is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa and Arizona State University and a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.