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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, often where they are interviewed.

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Bonus! The Broads Talk Books With: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Author of Friday Black

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In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah! We recommended his short story collection, Friday Black, in our very first episode.

Nana talks about inviting harsh student feedback, fans bursting into tears, his epic first meeting with Zadie Smith, and more.

In The Broads Talks Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Andrea Lawlor, Jeannie Vanasco, Mona Awad, Mathieu Cailler, and more! Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast player, and every episode of this bonus series will come to you direct, like magic.
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The Broads Talk Books with: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. And one of the BEST podcasts.

Each week Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste.

Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, and so much more.

Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Aug 12 2020 · 32mins
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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: Friday Black

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At the Open Book Festival, held in Cape Town in 2019, The Cheeky Natives sat down with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah to discuss his debut collection of short stories, Friday Black. This New York Times’ Best seller explores the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities of life in the US.

These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In “The Finkelstein Five,” Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unforgettable reckoning of the brutal prejudice of our justice system. In “Zimmer Land,” we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And “Friday Black” and “How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King” show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all.

The stories in this debut collection won him a spot on the National Book Foundation's 5 under 35 List this year.

In this conversation with The Cheeky Natives, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah sat down to unpack the every day realities of race, writing and teaching.

We delved deeper into the exploration of these stories that bring to the fore our darkest but also most true realities without the cover of euphemism.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah looks our collective soul in the face of race, violence and massive disparities in wealth.

This is an even more timely conversation in the setting of a global pandemic.

Nana is a writer for our times with his finger on the pulse but his writing always looking forward.
Aug 07 2020 · 56mins

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040 Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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No matter how highly we anticipated reading Friday Black, the debut short story collection by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, there was nothing that could have prepared us for range of genres, disturbing imagery, and thought-provoking fantasy that we found in this book — everything from consumerism zombies to post-apocalyptic knife queens. Join us as we barely scratch the surface on the brilliance of this collection and explore how distancing ourselves from reality helps us see the world how it truly is.

Aug 04 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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Episode 6: Friday Black Featuring Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah with Bill Goldstein |
There was a moment when Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah began reading from his story “The Finkelstein 5” in which he realized he set the story in South Carolina, and the audience erupted into laughter. That was a Charleston to Charleston moment in a nutshell: funny, charming, and wholly surprising. Listen to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s full talk with Bill Goldstein for more Charleston to Charleston moments and a lot of inspiring conversation.
Jul 16 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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Keep It Short 25: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's "The Era"

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In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep it Short 25: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's "The Era" from Guernica and contemplate telling the truth for once. Sound fun? Okay. Let's go!

https://www.guernicamag.com/the-era/

Mar 27 2020 · 38mins
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Ep 405 - Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Friday Black, a debut collection of short stories by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, deftly employs hyperbole to make the reader notice horrors of American life that have become less-noticeable through repetition. It’s also going to resonate with anyone who has spent any amount of time working retail on the day after Thanksgiving.

Mar 09 2020 · 58mins
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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: Friday Black

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A surreal and startling short story collection tackling racism and cultural unrest, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s Friday Black heralds the arrival of a thrilling new literary star. George Saunders describes this instant bestseller as “an excitement and wonder” while The New York Times praises it as “an unbelievable debut”. Khalid Warsame joins Nana Kwame to discuss his unstinting reckoning with the brutal prejudice of the US justice system, the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all. 

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Nov 05 2019 · 1hr
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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, on “Friday Black,” his acclaimed debut book

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“Friday Black” has been described by Tommy Orange as “a dystopian story collection as full of violence as it is of heart.” On this episode, Adjei-Brenyah shares with Mitchell why his book is “a lot about family, trying and figuring out ways to make it.” Colson Whitehead chose Adjei-Breynah as a National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35" honoree, 2018. Mitchell and Adjei-Brenyah enjoy an engaging conversation on growing up in a New York suburb, his job in a mall shop, his Syracuse MFA professor, George Saunders, and his exciting new works. This conversation was recorded at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida.

Host: Mitchell Kaplan

Producer: Carmen Lucas

Editor:  Lit Hub Radio

Links:  https://booksandbooks.com/

https://www.nanakwameadjei-brenyah.com/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/books/review/-nana-kwame-adjei-brenyah-friday-black.html

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May 24 2019 · 27mins
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Bonus: A Conversation with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Bestselling author of Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, on home, his experience as a young Black male writer, and his passionate take on the latest season of Game of Thrones (spoiler alert for Season 8 Episode 3 from 29:30 – consider yourself warned!).

This episode features tunes from ScHoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae, Solange and Ramin Djawadi.

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May 11 2019 · 34mins
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Episode 15: Coming to Voice (with Winnie Siulolovao Dunn and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah)

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Sweatshop Western Sydney manager Winnie Siulolovao Dunn and author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah examine the power of writing from the margins.

Grab your copy of Sweatshop Women: Volume One here.

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May 06 2019 · 29mins
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