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S1:E3 - Lola Akinmade Åkerström: 'I have my own way of telling stories!'
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S1:E3 - Lola Akinmade Åkerström: 'I have my own way of telling stories!'

Award-winning visual storyteller, and international bestselling author Lola Akinmade Åkerström has the mic on this episode of The Cipher! Christabel talks to her about her arresting, sexy and devastating debut novel, 'In Every Mirror She's Black.'

Here's a fun fact about the book, which centers around three Black women navigating life in Sweden: 'In Every Mirror She's Black' was rejected SEVENTY times before it found a publisher. Now it's loved by readers all over the world. There are other fun things in the works for the book, but you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out. 

Listen to discover the crazy reasons publishers gave when they rejected her book, and how she turned those rejections into power - and fuel for her to fight for her vision.

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Join host Christabel Nsiah-Buadi as she 'passes the mic' to Black creative visionaries worldwide. In this series of relaxed, engaging interviews, hear them reflect on moments that shaped their lives. Then, discover how these experiences inspired them to create art, media, and movements that celebrate their cultures - and shatter old narratives about them.