New Audio: NPR's Arun Rath in conversation with Salena Godden

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New audio via @nprbooks 
“From Her Dad To Her ‘Jamish’ Roots” 
Arun Rath in conversation with Salena Godden 
'All Things Considered' NPR Radio, USA

Growing up in 1970s England, Salena Godden stood out. Her mother was Jamaican and her father was an Irish jazz musician who mysteriously disappeared from her life when she was very young.

In her memoir, Springfield Road, the writer, poet and musician tells the story of finding her personal identity, beginning with the word she made up to describe her race: Jamish.

"It's kind of ... a mix of being Jamaican, Irish, English," she tells NPR's Arun Rath. "It's the name I gave myself."

read the story and listen to the interview here:

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