Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Day Matengo Folktales Hit the "Jeopardy" Show

This time, last year, my book Matengo Folktales, jumped into the limelight by being mentioned on "Jeopardy," the famous American TV show.  This happened on 23 November, as I reported on this blog.

Knowing very little about "Jeopardy," I had to be told what it meant, and many people did tell me. A Macalester College professor, for example,  told me that I had reached "the pinnacle of American popular culture." I don't know how my book reached "Jeopardy," but I enjoy telling Americans about it at book festivals and at my African storytelling events.


Amos Msengi said...

congratulations to your nice work.
it will hit beyond Jeopardy show.....

Joseph said...

Thank you very much, Amos Msengi. It took me a while to understand what appearing on "Jeopardy" actually means in American culture. It means a great deal, but I still don't know how I got there.