On this episode, we welcome author Sangu Mandanna to chat about her new novel The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, a cozy story about a lonely witch named Mika who finds herself in charge of educating three young witches in the English countryside. We chat with Sangu about her inspirations for this story of found family, generational trauma, and romance.
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This episode was sponsored by the Ma-Yi Theater Company:
From Ma-Yi Theater Company (The Chinese Lady, Teenage Dick) comes a generation-spanning new journey through the historical and fantastical. Mixing traditional Korean fables with the horrors of the Korean War, Daniel K. Isaac’s epic new play is a funny and deeply moving analog for the experiences of the Korean American diaspora. Isaac deftly moves his characters through time, tracing the legacies of trauma that are passed from one generation to the next, and the various coping mechanisms each one uses to soldier on.
Playing August 23 – September 18 at the La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theater in New York City
Tickets on sale now at:ma-yitheatre.org – use promo code BOOKSANDBOBA for discounted tickets.
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The Books & Boba August 2022 pick is Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective