Synopsis

The Cheeky Natives is a literary podcast primarily focused on the review, curatorship and archiving of black literature.

Recent Episode(s)

Mar 28, 2021

Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda: No Be From Hia

‘My book was inspired by my multicultural background - Zambian, Nigerian, Jamaican and British. I wrote it at a time when I was processing the loss…
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Jan 8, 2021

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

“The only difference between lying and acting was whether your audience was in on it, but it was all a performance just the same.” Born and raise…
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Nov 20, 2020

Brandon Taylor and Paul Mendez: Real Life and Rainbow Milk

“It was a cool evening in late summer when Wallace, his father dead for several weeks, decided that he would meet his friends at the pier after all.
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Nov 7, 2020

Phumlani Pikoli: The Fatuous State of Severity

"The Fatuous State of Severity - a mouthful for most - was a state of mind I had learned to occupy while recuperating from a depressive episode at a p…
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Sep 28, 2020

Lockdown Edition with Angela Makholwa: The Blessed Girl (Part 2)

Even as a young child, Angela Makholwa wanted to be a storyteller. Her first story was published at 13 and from then on a lifetime relationship with…
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Sep 28, 2020

Lockdown Edition with Angela Makholwa: The Blessed Girl (Part 1)

Even as a young child, Angela Makholwa wanted to be a storyteller. Her first story was published at 13 and from then on a lifetime relationship with…
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Sep 13, 2020

Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice (Part 2)

Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for eighteen years. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an M.Sc. in…
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Sep 13, 2020

Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice (Part 1)

Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for eighteen years. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an M.Sc. i…
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Aug 7, 2020

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: Friday Black

At the Open Book Festival, held in Cape Town in 2019, The Cheeky Natives sat down with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah to discuss his debut collection of sho…
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Apr 18, 2020

Ming Cheau Lin: Yellow and Confused

Yellow And Confused released in 2019 is the latest offering from cookbook author, blogger and storyteller Ming-Cheau Lin. Yellow and Confused is a m…
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