Challenging African Stereotypes in film & Publishing
My worldly 'auntie' friend, writer, and soon-to-be-published author, Bisi Adjapon, chats with me about challenging African womanhood stereotypes in film and literature then she gives aspiring writers some sage advice on how to get your book published when it isn't about famine, war, or the African apocalypse.
Listen in on our conversation about growing up different, sex and womanhood in African culture, championing ordinary stories, how to find a literary agent and the advantages or disadvantages of going with African publishing houses.
What happens when girls attempt to self-explore?
The struggle of growing up different in a family with traditional gender roles?
What to do when your story is "Not African enough" for publishers
The best approach to shopping around your story and getting published
And much more!