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Why I Reread Books + Voicing Joy and Gentrification with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

With all the books out there to discover, it’s understandable that so many feel it’s a waste of time to reread something they’ve already read. Sally shares why she loves rereading books and what she learns when she does it. 

Speaking of revisiting the past, Ashley interviewed Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of “On the Rooftop”. Ashley asked about writing characters who dream and own their voice, using food as gathering and remembrance of family, how the characters nourish themselves, and writing about gentrification in 1950s San Francisco. 

Books mentioned:

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire

Up-and-Under series by A. Deborah Baker

The Passage by Justin Cronin

On the Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

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

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Angel is a Nigerian, born in Ghana, raised in South Dakota, and currently living in Minnesota. She’s a self certified art heaux obsessed with writing, theatre, music, crafts, fashion and everything in between. A storyteller in motion, she’s on a mission to celebrate Blackness existing outside of the typical monolith portrayed by Media. When she’s not fighting the good fight, you can find her analyzing nostalgic TV, testing new recipes, or making themed mood boards and playlists. Favorite genres: young adult, memoir, african/african-american fiction

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