Bookversations

Bookversations

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Join us for a fun ride as we have conversations inspired by books!


Anthills Of The Savannah - What is the Role of a Writer in Society?
Dec 2, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode, we discuss Chinua Achebe’s novel ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ focusing on what the role of a writer should be in society. We also talk about the role of women and the importance of our involvement in all facets of society. We hope you enjoy…
The Wait - Is Religion Anti-Sex?
Nov 18, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, we discuss Devon Franklin and Megan Good’s ‘The Wait,’ a book about the power of celibacy. We talk about our society’s obsession with sex, the importance of delayed gratification and what to look for in a potential spouse. We hope you…
When Breath Becomes Air - What Makes Life Meaningful?
Oct 28, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode, we discuss neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s ‘When Breath Becomes Air.’ We ask the question of what makes life meaningful, explore the difference between a job and a calling and lastly, a definition of patience from the book that we believe…
Americanah - Blackness, Immigration and Love
Oct 14, 2018 • 72 min
In this episode, we discuss Chimamanda’s Americanah focusing on her examination of blackness and race, mental health and immigration and finally prosperity gospel and the task of writing likeable black female protagonists. Email us your thoughts at…
Daring Greatly – What’s Worth Doing Even If You Fail?
Sep 30, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, we talk about Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly focusing on the importance of courage and vulnerability in today’s society, fitting in vs. belonging as Muslims and the transformational impact of differentiating between shame and guilt. Email…
Ghana Must Go – Compromise vs Sacrifice in Marriage
Sep 16, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode, we talk about Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go focusing on pride and masculinity, the immigrant experience and the dangers of comparison. Email us your thoughts at bookversationspod@gmail.com
Teaser: Introduction x Purple Hibiscus
Sep 2, 2018 • 16 min
Welcome to the teaser episode of Bookversations! In this episode, we introduce ourselves and the reasons behind this podcast. We also talk about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus focusing on love and discipline. We hope you enjoy the…