Posts Categorized: The Good Braider

  • Thank you, Ohrstrom Library Visiting Author Series

    This is an article featuring the complicated discussion we had at St. Paul’s School around my novel The Good Braider. What a honor to explore deeply with students in Dean of Chapel Alice Courtright’s Humanities Class:  Writer Terry Farish Visits Humanities Classes. 

  • “Food unites us and binds us sisters and brothers”

    This week I had the great pleasure of bringing The Good Braider to St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. I spoke at morning Chapel (pictured below in a photo taken in January). Chapel – we gathered at 7:40 a.m.! –  is a school-wide tradition for students and faculty. It was a rich opportunity for…


  • Braids and Belonging, On Writing a Story of a Girl from South Sudan

    Excerpt from “Braids and Belonging”  my article  in IBBY LINK, Spring-Summer, 2015 the journal of  IBBY UK, International Board of Books for Young People in the United Kingdom. “From the beginning of my years with the girls of Sudan, it was so much about hair. I saw how the styles were a vital part of…


  • Discussion Guides and Resources

    Discussion guide for Either the Beginning or the End of the World: Either-the-Beginning-or the End of the World Discussion Guide. Readers’ Guides and Resources for The Good Braider The Good Braider Blog   reading lists of books about Africa,  hear a South Sudanese rap star,  follow my journey in photos to Kakuma refugee camp at