On this episode of The Short Stacks we have author Bianca Marais on to talk about her sophomore novel, If You Want to Make God Laugh, about three women in South Africa in the immediate aftermath of Apartheid. We discuss Bianca’s vision board for writing, dealing with criticism, and the importance of own voice narratives.
There are not spoilers on this episode.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. If you’d like to support your local independent bookstore, you can shop through IndieBound.
- If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais
- Oprah Winfrey
- Nkosi Johnson
- 13th International AIDS Conference (2000)
- Thabo Mbeki
- Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
- African National Congress (ANC)
- Nelson Mandela
- Glenda Kemp
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative
- Contribute to the Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative
- We are All the Same by Jim Wooten
- The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
- Roxane Gay
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