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Mental Health Awareness Week: Notes on a Nervous Planet

5/13/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak about Matt Haig's Notes on a Nervous Planet, Game of Thrones and why we need to pay attention to anxiety. - Not one to miss! - Books: Known and Strange Things - Teju Cole Sula - Toni Morisson Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 4 and End Game Spoilers throughout. - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! - Don't forget to tweet us...

Duration:01:44:53

The Other Side of Freedom ft Deray McKesson

5/6/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak to Deray McKesson about his book, On The Otherside of Freedom. This week, we ask: Would you want an all black university in the UK? How do you present your activism? We also speak about activism, Black Lives Matter, US politics and the importance of HBCUs for African Americans. Not one to miss! - Books: On The Otherside of Freedom Film: Homecoming Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 3 spoiler at 15minutes. - Intro Music by:...

Duration:00:58:44

You Got Served!: Spring Reads, London Buses and Dracrys

4/29/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we discuss our Spring Reads, ask whether corporations can support writers and artists new publishing companies like De Montfort Literature, and we dissect the first two episodes of Game of \thrones. We also challenge Rai to some pop culture quizzes in the Re-Education of Ms Raifa Rafiq. - Books: The 392 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence Think Like A White Man - Nels Abbey The Art of Not Falling Apart - Christina Patterson Don't Touch My Hair - Emma...

Duration:02:08:14

#WorldBookNight ft Tomi Adeyemi

4/22/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - In celebration of World Book Night, we spent time with our fave Tomi Adeyemi! We speak about Children of Blood and Bone, inspirations and what we have to look forward to with the film, and Children of Virtue and Vengeance! Not one to miss! - Book: Children of Blood and Bone - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! - Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts...

Duration:00:36:57

It's Queenie! ft Candice Carty-Williams

4/15/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we are joined by Candice Carty-Williams to discuss her debut novel 'Queenie' and all the themes surrounding it! We also then look at 'If Beale Street Could Talk' as well as figure out what it all means to create, work, and love as a black millennial in London. - Book: Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams Film: If Beale Street Could Talk - Intro Music by:...

Duration:00:59:58

Minisode: Not Just A Black, Muslim Woman by Raifa Rafiq for It's Not About The Burqa

4/8/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This minisode is in dedication of It's Not About The Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race, edited by Miriam Khan with an exclusive listen to the essay Not Just A Black Muslim Woman, by Mostly Lit co-host - Raifa Rafiq. - Buy It's Not About The Burqa here. Use Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts on the essays and the book! - When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? In 2016, Mariam Khan read...

Duration:00:09:31

How Far Would You Go For Your Sibling?

4/1/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - Based on Oyinkan Braithwaite's book: 'My Sister The Serial Killer' we ask: For Mostly Flix, we discuss Jordan Peele's 'US' (Spoiler Alert!) as we try to find the layers beneath the surface of the film. - Book: My Sister The Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite Film: 'Us' - Dir. Jordan Peele Starring: Lupita N'yongo, Winston Duke - Booklist: A Little Life - Hanna Yannagihara Bad Feminist - Roxanne Gay Intro Music by:...

Duration:01:46:54

Minisode: What's In A Name? By Alex Reads, for #SAFE

3/11/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This minisode is in dedication of SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space by Derek Owusu with an exclusive listen to the essay What's In A Name, by Mostly Lit co-host - Alex Reads. - Buy SAFE here. Use #UsManAreSafe and #SAFE on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts on the essays and the book! - Book: SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, Edited by Derek Owusu. What is the experience of Black men in Britain? With continued conversation around...

Duration:00:08:43

White Saviourism? Not My Situation.

3/4/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - Where did the white saviour complex come from? This week, we discuss Andrea Levy's novel, The Long Song, and how it is still pertinent today in the light of white saviour talks today. - Book: The Long Song - Andrea Levy The Secret Commonwealth - Philip Pullman - This week, we also discuss: Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! - Don't forget to tweet...

Duration:01:31:41

God Stays Petty

2/25/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we ask: Are you reading the one per cent? Which books did you read when you were younger that had ONE person of colour as a main character? - Book: The Long Song - Andrea Levy Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey Midnight for Charlie Bone - Jenny Nimmo His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman The Magician's Nephew - C.S Lewis Elmer Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling - This week, we also ask: Intro Music by:...

Duration:01:42:31

OH MY GODS ft Alexandra Sheppard

2/18/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! We're joined by Alexandra Sheppard, author of Oh My Gods! She shares her tips on writing, getting started and why she loves the Greek Gods. Book: Oh My Gods! - By Alexandra Sheppard What we're reading: An Orchestra of Minorities - Chigozie Obioma A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi What we're watching: Aladdin - an interview with the cast of the West End production. This week, we were also asked: Intro Music by:...

Duration:01:27:26

Schoolin' Life: Ageing and Loving

2/11/2019
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Welcome to Mostly Lit! Book: Less by Arthur Sean Greer Are you schoolin' life? How do we experience age, youth and love? What we're reading: Stay tuned in for What We're Watching! This week, we also ask: Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast,...

Duration:01:41:38

Happy New NEW Year!

2/4/2019
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! Happy New Year! We're back AGAIN for a brand new series of Mostly Lit and we have new segments for you this year! Not one to miss! This week's book: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Holidays on Ice - David Sedaris A Little Life - Hanya Hannagihara Rosie Effect - Feminism Is For Everybody - bell hooks Intro...

Duration:02:11:29

Winter Reads [Part 2]: Shiny Shiny Black Women, Memes and 2019 Goals

12/2/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This is Part 2! What are your reading goals for 2019? Have you achieved your 2018 goals? Have a happy December! Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Silence Is My Mother Tongue - Sulaiman Addonia Becoming - Michelle Obama The Pact We Made - Laila Alamaar An Orchestra of Minorities - Chigozie Obioma A Little Life - Hanya Yanahigara...

Duration:01:06:40

Winter Reads (Part 1): Heaven, Memories and Dem Man In Dubai

11/26/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week, we introduce our NEW SEGMENT! We also wind up for the year with Part 1 of our Winter Reads, with Part 2 dropping next week. We discuss heaven, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, boycotting Dubai and whether we would erase memories if we could. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Digital Minimalism - Cal Newport Restoration - Rose...

Duration:01:28:54

The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival: Podcast-In-Residence 2018

11/12/2018
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Welcome back to a SPECIAL Mostly Lit episode! In October, Mostly Lit took up its position as Podcast-In-Residence at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival! Have a listen to this special episode of Mostly Lit where we share our behind the scenes snippets, our favourite moments and our brief author chats with Ayobami Adebayo, Matt Haig and more. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy!...

Duration:00:57:34

Mostly Lit Live @ BFI: Get Out

11/5/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit Live @ BFI We discuss Zadie Smith's Short Story 'Crazy They Call Me' And film 'Get Out' at the BFI. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode! Rate and...

Duration:01:14:28

Did You March, though?: Washington Black, Zamunda and Revolution

10/29/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk about Esi Edugyan’s Man Booker Shortlisted book, Washington Black. We also talk about intimacy, Halloween and the cultural relevance of Coming To America! Another elements of Black achievement this Black History Month. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Intimacy by Osho How To Love A Jamaican - Alexia Arthurs The...

Duration:01:09:48

Mostly Lit Live ft Lenny Henry at Cheltenham Lit Fest

10/15/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit LIVE. This week, we speak to Black British icon, Lenny Henry, as we discuss Stephen King's 'On Writing', diversity in publishing and industry, writing memoir and the importance in 'finishing' tasks. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: On Writing - Stephen King Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays...

Duration:01:07:20

Their Eyes Were Watching Who Now?: Massages, Rise Up and Tea Cake

10/8/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk about Their Eyes Were Watching God, @JudeBlay's book on Stormzy 'Rise Up, Arinze Kene's Misty play and other elements of Black British achievement this Black History Month. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Notes On A Nervous Planet - Matt Haig Melmoth - Sarah Perry White Girls - Hilton Als The Fifteen Live of...

Duration:01:10:52