Betty Levitov is a fascinating person. We talked about early reading experiences that sparked her interest in Africa, her time in Africa as a young teacher (with a 5 month old baby!), teaching African Literature as a white woman, the numerous trips to Africa that she made with groups of students – and writing her memoir about those trips. We talked briefly about Mary Karr’s book Save , The Art of Memoir, and Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks. We mentioned other books like Hunger by Roxane Gay, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast and The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr. However, there are books that we didn’t get to mention on air that are worth reading. In no particular order, they are: The Principles of Uncertainty by Maria Kalman, And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maria Kalman, The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski, The Ukimwi Road by Dervla Murphy and We Are All Shipwrecks by Kelly Grey Carlisle.

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