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Sadeqa Johnson

Robin Farmer talks with Sadeqa Johnson about her novel “Second House from the Corner.” Sadeqa’s debut novel “Love in a Carry-on Bag” was the recipient of the 2013 Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction and the 2012 USA Best Book award for African-American fiction. Her third novel, “And Then There Was Me,” will be published in April 2017. Sadeqa tells Robin she likes to write about “strong women who have to go through things to get to the other side,” and reads an excerpt from “Second House from the Corner.” In the interview, you’ll also learn what Sadeqa enjoys about Richmond since moving here in 2015, her writing process and the advice she offers aspiring novelists.