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Latest update : 2014-01-24

'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis

Bestselling author Ayana Mathis joins us on the show as her bestselling debut novel "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" is published in France. Tracking the lives of the children of the Great Migration of black Americans from southern to northern states in the first half of the 20th century, the book was a personal pick by Oprah Winfrey for her TV book club and has sold over 250,000 copies in the United States.

Ayana tells Catherine Nicholson how it feels to be compared to Nobel laureate Toni Morrison; how the "Oprah effect" changed her life from one day to the next; and why she feels that black Americans’ part in history has long been under-examined in popular culture.

"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" is published in France as "Les douze tribus d’Hattie" by Gallmeister.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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