Behind the Mic: On The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom, Read by Bahni Turpin
Emily Connelly and Jo Reed Discuss the National Book Award-Winning Memoir
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On today’s episode, AudioFile’s Emily Connelly and host Jo Reed discuss Bahni Turpin’s narration of The Yellow House, Sarah M. Broom’s National Book Award-winning memoir. Broom has woven her family’s story into the broader story of New Orleans East, and Bahni narrates the vivid prose with a flawless performance. Listeners explore the structural inequality and racism that impacted Broom’s family along with so many others in the city. Bahni performs the audiobook with pitch-perfect accents for each of Broom’s relatives and gives the audiobook the feeling of an oral history, with voices chiming in to tell their stories.
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