March 27, 2023

Article at Angel on Authory

Ancestralities: In conversation with Chigozie Obioma and Itamar Vieira Júnior

In November 2020, for the Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty, I chaired an online conversation between two prize-winning authors. Nigeria's Chigozie Obioma discussed his novel An Orchestra of Minorities with Brazil's Itamar Vieira Júnior, author of the acclaimed Torto Arado (Crooked Plough). We talked about ancestral spirits, diversity in languages, and overlapping traditions of story-telling.

(Begins at 28:33. Original audio in Portuguese and English. See link for English interpretation of the Portuguese.)