Meet the Writers

Monocle Reads: ‘The Secret Lives of Church Ladies’

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5 May 2022

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Georgina Godwin speaks to American writer, essayist and public speaker Deesha Philyaw about her latest book, ‘The Secret Lives of Church Ladies’. The award-winning collection of short stories explores the lives and relationships of black women and girls in the US, and the tension between their own needs and desires and the expectations set for them by the church and by society.

5 May 2022

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