Episode 107 - Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
This episode we talk about Pet by Akwaeke Emezi! There are lots of spoilers, plus discussions of ambiguity, language and communication, names, family, community, trust, and more!
In this episode
- Matthew is streaming visual novels on Twitch (and archived on YouTube)! Here are some of his favourites
- 12 Gothic Literature Books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour)
- Contest! Win a copy of Pet (the book we discussed in this episode) by sharing this episode (on social media, in an email, wherever) and tagging or otherwise telling us (e.g. screenshot it and email it to us at email@example.com).
The Book We Discussed
- Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
- Akwaeke Emezi on "Pet" and on Making a Better World for Their Protagonist, a Black Trans Girl Named Jam (Teen Vogue)
- My America: Akwaeke Emezi on Belonging (American Writers Museum/YouTube)
- Review: Pet, Akwaeke Emezi (Reading the End)
Other Media we Mentioned
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements edited by Adrienne Maree Brown
Links, Articles, and Things
- Visual Novel (Wikipedia)
- Ludo (Labyrinth Wiki)
- James P. Sullivan (Sully) (Disney Wiki)
- Sign language (Wikipedia)
- Igbo Language (Wikipedia)
- Hark! Podcast
12 Gothic Literature Books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) (link)
- Ruby by Cynthia Bond
- The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts
- Joplin’s Ghost by Tananarive Due
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
- A Visitation of Spirits by Randall Kenan
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza
- The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor
- Cane by Jean Toomer
- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
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Join us again on Tuesday, September 1st we’ll be talking about Visual Novels!
Then on Tuesday, September 15th we’ll be giving an update on media we’ve been consuming that’s not for the podcast.