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Sep 10, 2018

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When you open the new novel Housegirl, you'll find a glossary on the first pages — dozens of words and phrases in Twi, a Ghanaian dialect. Author Michael Donkor was born in London to Ghanaian parents and the glossary hints at the push and pull between two worlds.

Take, for example, the term for second-hand clothes: "Oburoni wawu literally means 'the white man is dead,' " Donkor explains. "The idea is that when the white man dies, his family sends over his second-hand clothes to Africa, to be sold in the market."

Throughout the summer, All Things Considered has been on the hunt for great reading recommendations.

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Michigan State University has named Marti Heil as the new vice president for University Advancement. The announcement was made today by MSU executive vice president Kathleen Wilbur.

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September is Healthy Aging Month, and today, Scott reports that an increasingly important factor in healthy aging is the care our elders receive while still living at home.

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