Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Wamuwi Mbao chats to Yewande Omotoso about her new novel An Unusual Grief
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The new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, is out now!
Wamuwi Mbao talks to Yewande Omotoso about her new novel An Unusual Grief, whose protagonist outlives her daughter – and then rediscovers her.
Mbao is an essayist and cultural critic. He writes on literature, pop culture, and politics and is a literary reviewer for the Johannesburg Review of Books. His short story ‘The Bath‘ was named as one of the 20 best short stories written during the two decades of South Africa’s democracy.
Omotoso’s 2022 book An Unusual Grief is her third novel. She is an architect and holds a Creative Writing MA from the University of Cape Town. Her debut novel, Bom Boy, won the SA Literary Award First Time Author Prize. Her short stories include ‘How About The Children’ and ‘Things Are Hard’. Her second novel, The Woman Next Door, was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Literature Prize.
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