Our guest today is Cherie Johnson, whose Barbados-set novel HOW THE ONE-ARMED SISTER SWEEPS HER HOUSE is hot off the press and has won praise from all quarters. Cosmopolitan calls it “visceral and haunting” and Bernadine Evaristo says that it’s “a hard-hitting and unflinching novel from a bold new writer who tackles head-on the brutal extremes of patriarchal abuse”.
Cherie and I talked about what it’s like to study writing far from home, where to start if you want to read short stories, what it’s like to live in Barbados, and more.
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