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Author Angie Thomas on her follow-up to phenomenon 'The Hate U Give'

Angie Thomas speaks to Eve Jackson about writing a blockbuster young-adult phenomenon, "The Hate U Give".
Angie Thomas speaks to Eve Jackson about writing a blockbuster young-adult phenomenon, "The Hate U Give". © FRANCE 24

Her debut book "The Hate U Give" talked about the most sensitive and contentious subjects in America today: race, privilege and the killings of unarmed black people at the hands of the police. It spent more than a hundred weeks on the NYT bestsellers list and was made into a movie. Angie Thomas speaks to Eve Jackson about writing a blockbuster young-adult phenomenon, her new book "On the Come Up" that's just been translated into French and why she wanted to talk about hip-hop as an art form.

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