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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

11/25/2018
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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

11/11/2018
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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

11/4/2018
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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

10/7/2018
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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

Oscar's Brief Life

9/30/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the Junot Diaz controversy, Merky Books' first publication, how to be STILL and more. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: The Art of Stillness - Pico Iyer What's Your Type? - Merve Emre The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays...

Duration:01:10:03

Who's Got The Power? - Live From London Pod Fest

9/23/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit Live at King's Place! Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: The Power - Naomi Alderman Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode! Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!...

Duration:00:56:29

No Man Is An Island

9/16/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! Trigger Warning!: Mental health discussion at the beginning of the show that may be disturbing for some listeners. SKIP 10mins if you wish to not hear. This week, we speak about two famous poems. Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandias and John Donne's Meditation 17 A.K.A 'No Man Is An Island'. We also discuss personal responsibility, Coco and we urge you not to suffer in silence. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy!...

Duration:00:59:53

The Many Faces of Jay Gatsby

9/10/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week, we speak The Great Gatsby, brilliant writing, mortality, the afterlife and the respectability politics around the term 'boujie'. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald The Reactive - Masande Ntshanga The Zanzibar Wife - Deborah Rodriguez Fuck You Very Much - Danny Wallace Film:...

Duration:01:06:32

Autumn Reads? No Problem, No Problem!

9/3/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! Autumn Reads! Books: New Testament - Jerhico Brown Becoming - Michelle Obama How To Stop Time - Matt Haig How To Love A Jamaican - Alexia Arthurs Paris Echo - Sebastian Faulks Recovery - Russell Brand Born A Crime - Trevor Noah Scribble Me A Feminist - Chidera Eguere Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode! Rate...

Duration:01:06:30

Kissing Palms?

8/20/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week, we speak Romeo and Juliet, whether Shakespeare is still necessary, the problematicness of Mean Girls and shout out to Stormzy! Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare Film: Mean Girls Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays...

Duration:01:30:17

Can You Be Black And...

8/12/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk Black radicalism with academic Kehinde Andrews, and his book 'Back To Black'. We talk Black radical thought, Pan Africanism, Western economics, and being black in Academia. Also, we ask 'Can you be Black and...' Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Zero to One - Peter Thiel How To Stop Time - Matt Haig Last...

Duration:01:23:59

Your Wealth Has Increased!

8/6/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk about Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, the politics of gender, the power of names and why we need to look for the magic in all of us! Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: X and Why - Tom Whipple Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi The Reactive - Masande Ntshanga How To Win Friends and Influence...

Duration:01:25:46

Be True. Be Ravenclaw.

7/29/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, why we do relationships all wrong, Guy Gunaratne on the Man Booker Long List and why we shouldn't hide ourselves from the world. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Born A Crime - Trevor Noah Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone - J.K Rowling Mastery of Love - Don...

Duration:01:30:53

Glory Be To Gawd

7/22/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk about What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky, anxiety coping mechanisms, going back home and the state of Bridget Jones. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Less - Andrew Sean Greer The Stranger On The Bridge - Jonny Benjamin What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky - Lesley Nneka Armah Film: No Film This...

Duration:01:22:47

Mandela Forever ft Ndaba Mandela

7/15/2018
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To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, this week we were joined by the inspiring Ndaba Mandela to discuss his new book, Going To The Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather. We talk about Nelson Mandela the leader and grandfather, service as true leadership, empowerment, and the film Black Panther. Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Bryan Stevenson -...

Duration:00:44:00

Self Reliance.

7/8/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit! This week we talk about self-reliance, #Merky Books, Supernatural dramas and whether we are really non-conformists. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: Michael Donkor - Hold Fumio Sasaki - Goodbye, Things Film: Twilight: New Moon Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays...

Duration:01:15:26

All About Love

7/1/2018
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Welcome back to Mostly Lit live at Last Word! at Roundhouse London! Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books: All About Love - bell hooks Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode! Rate and review us on iTunes,...

Duration:00:47:53