Tope Folarin joins Kojo to talk about his debut novel, which follows a Nigerian American from boyhood to his young adult years as he navigates family, faith and identity. Plus, Folarin's path as a writer and D.C.'s literary scene.
Guest Host: Michael Schaffer
Thanksgiving menus can be a bit of a staid affair: green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and – of course – a turkey. But for those willing to expand their palates and embrace the new along with the old, the holiday can bring a blend of flavors and traditions. We discuss ways to incorporate traditions from other cultures into this very American holiday and consider how the immigrant experience is reflected in the day’s traditions with local diaspora members from Mexico and Ghana.
- Pati Jinich Author, "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens" and "Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking"; Host, "Pati's Mexican Table," (PBS); Cooking Instructor and Chef, Mexican Cultural Institute
- Nina Oduro Co-founder and Director of Visual Design & Partnerships, Dine Diaspora
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