Author Marlon James has called his recent book, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," the African "Game of Thrones." The novel, which takes place in pre-colonial Africa, is full of African history, mythology and imagery.
As part of her Thread Live series, MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with James at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. They discussed African mythology, finding one's literary voice and the movie adaptation of "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" already in the works.
To listen to the full discussion you can use the audio player above. A shorter version of this conversation was used for broadcast.