July 23, 2020

‘New Books Network’ Podcast Interview

Dr. Elisa Prosperetti interviewed me for the New Books Network Podcast about An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa. A historian specializing in modern African with particular knowledge of Côte d’Ivoire, Elisa was a keen and informed interviewer.

I am excited to have my book showcased on this platform. It will be sure to draw attention to its timely theme: The “Mothers” decry immoral leadership and clamor for justice without which there can be no peace.

“The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media. Covering 80+ subjects, disciplines, and genres, we publish 35 episodes every week and serve a large, worldwide audience.”

To listen to the interview, please go to:

Laura S. Grillo, “An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa” (Duke UP, 2018)