Writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Guests: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Judy Melinek

Today, we meet writer NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH. His debut book is a collection of short stories and the critics are writing rave reviews and has been called a “ new and necessary American voice.” He is the son of immigrants from Ghana and his writing mixes satire with surrealism dealing with racism, commercialism, identity, violence and family. He joins Marty to read from his book, talk about his approach to fiction and how working at the mall helped him become a writer. But first: A social media fight has broken out between the NRA and physicians over a paper calling for a public health approach to reducing gun violence. The gun group told the doctors to stay in their lane…. And the doctors responded with their critique and the hashtag #ThisIsOurLane. Joining Radio Times is forensic pathologist JUDY MELINEK.

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