"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie"

"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie"

First-time novelist Ayana Mathis got a big boost for her book "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" when it was selected for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. We talk with Mathis about her inspiration and the whirlwind of sudden fame.

During the Great Migration, an estimated six million African-Americans moved from the South to other parts of the U.S., changing their lives and the fabric of the country. "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" follows the growth and struggles of one family across geography and time. We talk with Ayana Mathis about her debut novel, and the swirl of interest generated by its recent selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0.

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Ayana Mathis

author, "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie"

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