show #309: roseanne a. brown on magic & representation

show #309

roseanne a. brown‘s debut novel “a song of wraith and ruin” is a wonderfully rich fantasy novel, a celebration of storytelling as means to preserve cultural memory. written for young folks, but thoroughly enjoyed by at least one adult [me!], it combines bits of west-african folklore tradition with a nod to sprawling epics like “lord of the rings”.

roseanne reads ….

current issues of political and societal importance are interwoven without effort. enjoy a great conversation with a super fabulous talent:

… and now onward to discussing more via assorted links below:

  • the original live-streamed show:
  • impressions from the world created by ruby for our show [join our flickr for more!]:
  • we touch on staples of african folklore, like the trickster hyena which plays a part in roseanne’s book but also the ubiquitous spider person anansi [which does not but alas we need to mention it/him] …
  • and because we can in second life: shyla aka krijon dressed up as a hyena to get us started with the book by reading the first page of chapter 1 …
a mousy hyena is tricking us by reading ….
  • roseanne in her own words!
  • just because we can and we love it: another video that came up on youtube as i was searching for hyena …[who has, together with the ostrich, vastly different roles in different european, asian and african countries‘ tradition]
  • more african writing on the second life book club? heck yes = mark 8/18 for a big one!
  • what else is new in second life? a lot but also: i will be slow to respond because the next feature film is in the works and it is massive and it even involves animal crossing oh man ….. wish us luck!

the drax files radio hour is a weekly production of draxtor … and media for all! 

the show is supported by fabeeo breen, ragvr, vinyl, masoom, delacruz industries, zero-one heavy industries corporation, aeros avatars, time portal, hextraordinary fine magical goods, bay city you know for kids, botanical, strawberry singh, abranimations, kahruvel design, {what next} and landscapes unlimited.

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