Our favorite culture critic and podcaster, Sarah Ozo-Irabor, is back with Season 2 of Books & Rhymes: The Podcast!

Books & Rhymes: The Podcast is all about amplifying African literature by pairing stories, characters, and literary themes with music. Expanding from the Instagram review platform of the same name, the podcast launched in 2019 and became an instant hit with Ozo-Irabor’s playful interview style and hit guests such as Namwali Serpell, Oyinkan Braithwaite, and Chiké Frankie Edozien.

The podcast can be found on several listening platforms including Spotify, iTunes, and Google Podcast.

Season 2 of Books & Rhymes launched on July 13. This season opens with three guests from the 2020 AKO Caine Prize Shortlist.

Upcoming: Monday, 27th July: Guest Johwor Ile, Title TBA

Catch up on the concluded sessions:

Monday, 13th July: Resisting Narrative Closure with Erica Sugo Anyadike
Monday, 20th July: Movie in Power with Rémy Ngamije

Sarah Ozo-Irabor reflects on her interviews with the AKO Caine Prize Shortlisted Writers:

The recordings were a joyful and pleasant experience and we are excited to take listeners on a comprehensive deep dive into the featured shortlisted stories, the writers’ personalities & creative processes, as well as introducing listeners to the featured writer’s musical interpretations of their work.

New episodes of Books & Rhymes: The Podcast air every Monday.

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