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Thrillers & Copaganda + Multigenerations, Music, & Mystery with Diane Marie Brown

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What is copaganda? And why do so many thrillers feel like copaganda? Mariquita and Renee discuss these questions plus how to spot copaganda in our literature. They also share some books that they loved that don’t pass the test and some great books that do.

In the second segment, Ashley interviews Diane Marie Brown, author of Black Candle Women. They discuss developing the multigenerational story of Black women, keeping the story grounded, dealing with a curse, and making a new home.

Get a copy of Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown here.

Books & Resources mentioned by Renee & Mariquita:

Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes

Shutter by Ramona Emerson

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Teen Vogue: Copaganda: What It Is and How To Recognize it by Palika Makam

Mariquita’s interview with Ana Reyes

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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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