No Shame In My Name

Apr 17 2023 • 18 mins

Maddie Wright, also known as Maame is the protagonist in Jessica Geoge’s debut novel – a story all about the balancing act of adulting, whilst caring for her father who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. In this episode, listen as Jessica George discloses the process of forming this deep heartfelt tale that grapples with love, loss & everything in between.

Themes explored:

‘Maame’ as mother

Developing characters and names

Writing to publishing: Maame

Jessica George:

Twitter: @jessgeorge_

Instagram: @jessicabgeorge

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