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Welcome to our first episode of “Not Another Book Podcast”. This week, BooksandRhymes, bookshy and Postcolonialchild discuss their overhyped books and underrated writers to look out for and Postcolonialchild drops the mic on Chinua Achebe and African literature. Key takeaways: Are some African writers being overhyped ? Overhype vs quality of writing? How literature festivals contribute to the hype Who is behind the hype of some these overrated writers? The contribution of the school curriculum to hyping the western canons of literature Overrated white writers that we are ready to say “Boy Bye” Overrated books: From Postcolonial Child Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: debut novel beginning in 18th century Ghana, and following the descendants of two half sisters until present day. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue: debut novel following the lives of two very different families living and working in New York during the 28 financial crisis – one’s an immigrant family from Cameroon and the other a wealthy American family.…