PDBY Entertainment: Editor’s picks of the week
South African trailblazer, Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu, is taking the international acting scene by storm after the Emmy-nominated thespian landed a starring role in a production depicting the African-American struggle to escape slavery. The project is based on Colson Whitehead’s best-selling novel, which has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has adapted the novel into a limited historical drama for Amazon Prime. Meilan Solly brings light to the adaptation’s arrival amid a national reckoning on systemic injustice and brutality as well as renewed activism against the cultural killings of black lives in America.
PDBY interviewed the University of Pretoria’s own Caitlin Tallack, author of debut poetry collection, A Birthday Card in May. Caitlin gives us insight into self-publishing, being an author, and her unique view of the creative process.
This is a: ‘If you liked this, you might like this’, like Netflix for African fiction beginners.