South Sudanese American rapper OD Bonny opened our launch event for The Good Braider on a blustery night in Maine. Then he stunned us with a new song he has written to tell the story of Viola, the heroine of the novel. OD is still working on the song and is creating a book trailer with scenes from Juba and Portland. Here’s a sneak preview of OD singing A Girl From Juba.The cover song of his new album, Kwo I Lobo Tek stays in my mind. The Portland Phoenix called it “an infectious pop-hip-hop carousel ride.” “Kwo I Lobo Tek” is Acholi, meaning roughly, life is a hard journey. But the song feels like hope.