From the archives: Naima Coster on her novel 'What's Mine and Yours'
MPR News with Kerri Miller
When a racially segregated community is suddenly forced to integrate high schools, it inextricably intertwines families on opposite sides of the divide. How two of those families navigate the chaos — and its ripple effects for years to come — is at the heart of Naima Coster's novel, “What's Mine and Yours.” Coster joined MPR News host Kerri Miller for the season finale of the 2021 Talking Volumes series, Talking Race. We hope it will whet your appetite for Miller’s conversation with Clint Smith this coming Friday, when they will talk about his book, “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.” Guest: Naima Coster is the author of two novels. Her most recent is “What’s Mine and Yours.” To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above. Subscribe to the MPR News with Kerri Miller podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or RSS. Subscribe to the Thread newsletter for the latest book and author news and must-read recommendations.
Often, mothers are put a pedestal that it is way too easy to fall off. In this bonus episode, bestselling author Naima Coster discusses her book, 'What's Mine and Yours', messy mother characters as well as dealing with grief in her own parenting journey.Naima's novel, 'What's Mine and Yours', is available now.Follow Black Ballad on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Let us know what you think about this episode on Twitter by using the hashtag #BBSurvivalGuide.Not yet a member of Black Ballad? Sign up and use the code ‘THRIVE’ for a discount for 50% off 12 months membership.The theme music for this podcast was produced by Dar’rell Banks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
CW: toxic family, death, miscarriage, trauma. This week Anisha and Atifa feel all the feels as they chat Naima Costar's novel, What's Mine and Yours, covering topics around identity, how family shapes individuals and breaking free of toxic cycles. Join in!
Naima Coster's latest novel, What’s Mine and Yours, was an instant New York Times bestseller, not to mention both a Read with Jenna and Book of the Month Club pick. Naima talks with Zibby about the ways in which her intergenerational trauma has led her to write more optimistic familial dynamics, how it took her two years of deferring medical school to admit she wanted to be a writer, and why her self-doubt is essential to her writing process.Purchase a copy on Amazon or BookshopAmazon: https://amzn.to/2SePJEYBookshop: https://bit.ly/3ysUKue Now there's more! Subscribe to Acast+ and get exclusive access to the in-store author events at Zibby's Bookshop in Santa Monica, CA. Join today! https://plus.acast.com/s/moms-dont-have-time-to-read-books. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕'𝒔 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 is a multilayered novel that explores the impact of racism and gentrification within the lives of two families in North Carolina. Tensions rise when a new integration program brings more Black students into a predominantly white high school. On this episode of the Vulgar Geniuses Podcast, we interview New York Times Bestselling author Naima Coster about how difficult childhoods form us and her time spent living in North Carolina, which served as part of the inspiration behind the novel.
Episode QS51: Naima Coster + Elizabeth Acevedo (May 27, 2021)
The Greenlight Bookstore Podcast
Duende District bookstore owner Angela Spring is the guest host for this special event with Naima Coster presenting her new book What’s Mine and Yours in conversation with National Book Award winning author Elizabeth Acevedo. The participants' mutual admiration is evident in their warm and brilliant craft- and character-driven discussion about the novel, a sweeping story of legacy, identity, the American family, and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships. (Recorded March 4, 2021)
Naima Coster is the author of two novels. Her debut, Halsey Street, was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. It was recommended as a must-read by People, Essence, BitchMedia, Well-Read Black Girl, The Skimm, and the Brooklyn Public Library among others. Her forthcoming novel, What’s Mine and Yours, will be published in March 2021.Naima’s stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Kweli, The Paris Review Daily, The Cut, The Sunday Times, Catapult, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree for 2020.What's Mine and Yours: A sweeping novel of legacy, identity, the American family, and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships. A community in the Piedmont of North Carolina rises in outrage as a county initiative draws students from the largely Black east side of town into predominantly white high schools on the west. For two students, Gee and Noelle, the integration sets off a chain of events that will tie their two families together in unexpected ways over the span of the next twenty years.website- http://www.naimacoster.com
In our very first episode, we discuss Naima Coster's 'What's Mine and Yours', delving into themes of racism, LGBTQIA rights, women's rights, motherhood, and so much more! Book synopsis: When a county initiative in NC draws students from a mostly Black high school across town to a nearly all-white high school, a community rises in outrage.
Naima Coster is the author of What's Mine and Yours and Halsey Street, and a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, as well as degrees from Fordham University and Yale. She has taught writing for over a decade, in community settings, youth programs, and universities. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha is speaking with author, Naima Coster, about the release of her second novel, What's Mine and Yours. (SPOILER ALERT) Naima's stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Paris Review Daily and more. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree for 2020 and her debut novel, Halsey Street, was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Episode NotesOn this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha is speaking with author, Naima Coster, about the release of her second novel, What's Mine and Yours. (SPOILER ALERT) Naima's stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Paris Review Daily and more. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree for 2020 and her debut novel, Halsey Street, was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Nikesha and Naima chat about what it means to be a woman outside of the titles of wife and mother, how parents can uphold oppressive, racist systems, and how living your dream and doing what you love can come as an affront to those who struggled for your success. The nuances and complexities of marriage, motherhood, race, writing and more come alive over the course of the conversation as nothing is left off the table. ***Follow @Nikesha_Elise on Twitter and Instagram and check out her latest novel Beyond Bourbon Street available everywhere books are sold. Don't forget to subscribe to Black & Published on your podcast platform of choice as well as rate and review. If you have thoughts, feedback, or questions about the episode, hit us up at @blkandpublished on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #blackandpublished. Support the show (https://paypal.me/nikeshaelise)