Happy 2021, lovely listeners! It’s our favorite time of the year: Urban Fic Month. (Okay, so we were still a little hungover from 2020 and this episode is a tad late. Forgive us!)
This year, we read a classic: The Cartel by Ashley & JaQuavis. There’s money, romance, murder and a lot of anti-Haitian sentiment. It’s uncomfortable.
There’s also some “sexy” farting (or should we say queuing?), a graphic castration and a whole lot of colorism. Get the alcohol ready, because this one is wild.
Trigger warning for a mention of rape and discussion of homophobia starting at 1:07:40.
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In this episode:
- The Burning God by R.F. Kuang
- Lead From the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams
- Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams
- Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
- Deacon King Kong by James McBride