Excited to have best-selling author Kwame Mbalia as we talk about fiction addict, the 3rd Tristan Strong book, and his newest release, LAST GATE OF THE EMPEROR.Episode Mentions:Bookshop.org Episode PageRick RiordanPrince Yoel MakonnenJustin A. Reynolds' episodes (117) (199)Lamar Giles' episodes (13) (163)Tracy Deonn's episode 197Angeline Boulley's episode 221
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#ItsPersonal II 35. Kwame Mbalia drops in and chats with us about strong family values and snacks
Its Personal Podcast
Kwame chats about family roots and traditions that have shaped his upbringing. He talks specifically about how his parents have been sharing the importances of roots/traditions since day one and that is what drives his family today. Oh, and he talks about his favorite snacks! You do not want to miss it!Twitter: https://twitter.com/KSekouM?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbalia1/?hl=en
Surprise! We're back! And surprise! We're joined by another author from the stellar Rick Riordan Presents line: Kwame Mbalia, author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky. What's most incredible about Tristan Strong is not its powerful characters or original storyline (though those are awesome), it's that the book is Mbalia's debut novel! It's truly a staggering achievement. On this episode, we talk about Tristan Strong the book, Tristan Strong the character as an Anansesem, cultural memory, and presenting timeless mythologies to an audience that might not be familiar with them.
TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY by Kwame Mbalia, read by Amir Abdullah
Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
A thrilling mythological word comes to life with Amir Abdullah’s rich baritone and Kwame Mbalia’s fast-paced adventure tale. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about the vibrant African-American and West African gods listeners meet as Tristan Strong finds himself plunged into another realm. Abdullah’s versatile voice brings each character to life, and young listeners will fall for the hilarious Gum Baby. This entry into the Rick Riordan Presents pantheon will delight. Published by Listening Library.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com.For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter.Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from GraphicAudio, A Movie In Your Mind. Celebrating 15 Years of Immersive Audio Entertainment featuring A Full Cast and Imaginative Sound Scapes with new series such as Brandon Sanderson's White Sand, Vault Comics Wasted Space, Ordinary Magic, and over 1,250 more full cast titles available only at www.GraphicAudio.net. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For the 45th episode of Bookin', host Jason Jefferies is joined by Kwame Mbalia, author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, a Rick Riordan Presents book that is published by our friends at Disney/Hyperion. Topics discussed include what it is like to join a publishing empire that includes Mickey Mouse, Marvel Comics and Star Wars, whether or not comic books are real books, the lyrics to the most annoying song you have ever heard, African American folklore, West African Gods, and much more. Signed copies of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky can be preordered in-store or online here (while supplies last).