WATCH: Caleb Azumah Nelson Talks to Candice Brathwaite at the Hay Festival
The Debut Novelist Discusses His New Book, Open Water
The Hay Festival launches its 34th spring edition, broadcasting for free online from Hay-on-Wye to the world 26 May–6 June. Over 12 days, more than 200 acclaimed writers, global policy makers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators join together to inspire, examine, and entertain in events for all ages. All events are closed-captioned and available to watch for free on the Hay Player.
Caleb Azumah Nelson’s debut novel, Open Water, is both a love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity. The book asks what it means to be seen only as a black body, to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength. Here, Caleb talks to Candice Brathwaite, the author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother and Sista Sister.