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What Passes As Love: An Interview with Trisha R. Thomas
Episode 2510th November 2021 • Disobedient Femmes • Suzanne LaGrande
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What would you risk to be free?

In this episode of Disobedient femmes, Suzanne LaGrande speaks with author Trisha Thomas about her latest book, What Passes as Love.

Set in antebellum Virginia, What Passes as Love tells the story of Dahlia Holt a light-skinned black woman works as a servant in the home of a large slave owner who is in fact her father, waiting on his daughters who are also her sisters.

Among other things Ms. Thomas talks about:

  • How she got started as a writer
  • Her nine book Nappily Book series, one of which was made into a Netflix movie.
  • The photograph of three sisters that lead her to write the novel
  • How love is similar but also different at present
  • How the past history of slavery in the U.S has continued at present.

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