More Diverse Less Obvious


Running Time 18m 51s


Roda Ahmed


"We can all think about the stories we tell and to make the effort to be more inclusive, more diverse, less obvious."

In 2008 Roda’s debut fiction novel “Forberedelsen” (The Preparation) was published and went straight into the Norwegian best selling lists. The book received very positive reviews, and is now mandatory reading in Norwegian schools and Universities all over the country.

Roda was a regular columnist in Dagsavisen, one of the major newspapers in Norway. Where she wrote about Obama fromsenator to President of the United States. In 2005 she moved to New York, where she is now working on her next novel, “New York Stories.” Roda’s first American book release will be a children’s story about the first African American female astronaut Mae Jemison called “Mae Among the Stars.”


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