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NYAC S1 Episode 12: African Artists, Western Collaborators, and Lemonade

NYAC S1 Episode 12: African Artists, Western Collaborators, and Lemonade

Although late to the to the #Lemonade dissection game, the Ladies of NYAC discuss a less explored running theme in Beyonce’s last two albums – her collaborations with brilliant African writers; Chimamanda Adichie on self-titled Beyonce and Warsan Shire on Lemonade. Joined by book blogger extraordinaire and longtime listener/supporter Darkowaa (@AwoDeee), we talk about our favorite tracks off the Lemonade album, the pros and cons of being featured in such high profile work, the limited visibility and reach African works of art have in Africa, and what it takes for African artistry to gain a wide following.

Resources:
Articles about Warsan Shire
• http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-writing-life-of-a-young-prolific-poet-warsan-shire
• http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/arts/music/warsan-shire-who-gave-poetry-to-beyonces-lemonade.html?_r=1
African books for Western eyes
• http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/opinion/sunday/african-books-for-western-eyes.html?_r=0
Chimamand

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