Although late to the to the #Lemonade dissection game, the Ladies of NYAC discuss a less explored running theme in Beyonce’s last two albums – her collaborations with brilliant African writers; Chimamanda Adichie on self-titled Beyonce and Warsan Shire on Lemonade. Joined by book blogger extraordinaire and longtime listener/supporter Darkowaa (@AwoDeee), we talk about our favorite tracks off the Lemonade album, the pros and cons of being featured in such high profile work, the limited visibility and reach African works of art have in Africa, and what it takes for African artistry to gain a wide following.
Articles about Warsan Shire
African books for Western eyes
How not to talk about African Fiction
What we are reading/listening to/watching:
Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory
Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo
Diana Gabaldon’s Lord John and the Private Matter
Netflix’s Grace and Frankie
Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House
Show was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode, and theme music is “Ayo” by the über talented Femi Leye.