Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Remembering Mama

I remember the book Mama by Terry McMillan very well and can't believe it was well over 20 years ago that I read and loved it. It was one of those books that really spoke to me in both its style and emotion. With all I'm going through as a writer right now I think I need to revisit it. Check out this interview with the amazing author.



Best,
Kwana

6 comments:

pve design said...

Let go and Let God!

She sums it all up so eloquently and so straightforward. I always loved her ability to just tell it. Just letting the words come out.
pve

Ondo Lady said...

I loved Disappearing Acts and Waiting to Exhale and I was really happy for her when she got her dues after plugging away for so long. However, I was at an event with her back in 96 at the hype of her fame and she was really rude and obnoxious to the guy who interviewed her. Plus also the drama with her ex husband when he left her for another guy. She just came across as so bitter about it. I went off her after that.

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh wow, Ondo Lady's comments were very interesting! Kwana, I am sure your writer's block will disappear and you will write the book that Oprah is sure to select for her Book Club. But hurry up and do it before she retires.... (smiles)

Liz said...

Oooh... love this interview. Sigh. I needed this today.

Joyce said...

I enjoyed the clip, she says it all so well. xo

Emma said...

I think Disappearing Acts was the first book of hers I read, I know it wasn't Mama. that was the second but I remember being so in love with Disappearing Acts and with the characters and their story. I thought it was brilliant and still do. I haven't thought about Ms. McMillian in a while but I definitely need to take a walk down Memory Lane and reread her work. I wonder if her sister is still writing...

Thanks for posting the video. She's still very much an inspiration.

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