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Sofia Samatar's interrogation and reshaping of the epic
Epics are generally tales not only of cultural contact, but of cultural conquest.  In her latest book, The Winged Histories, Sofia Samatar takes a genre she loves but has misgivings about, and flips the script.  We talk about the ways she interrogates and reshapes the epic, about Afrofuturism, about how African literature has influenced her writing, about her favorite sentence in literature, and much more.