Photo of Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of "How to Pronounce Knife"

‘I Don’t Write From the Margins’: Author Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of the Giller Prize–winning short story collection “How to Pronounce Knife,” creates immigrant characters who defy expectations. “They don’t want to learn to speak English and fit in,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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Photo of Francesca Ekwuyasi, author of "Butter Honey Pig Bread"

‘Butter Honey Pig Bread’: A Sumptuous Story of Love, Food and Forgiveness

“Butter Honey Pig Bread,” a debut novel by Francesca Ekwuyasi, is a cosmopolitan story of a multi-generational family that mixes the ancient Nigerian myths of the Igbo and the Yoruba people with scenes of contemporary urban life in Nigeria, England and Canada.

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