While the audiobook version of Sister of Mine isn’t available just yet—it will be released on May 24, 2016, along with the print version—I’m very pleased to learn that actor Bahni Turpin will be its narrator. She is accomplished on stage and screen as well as in book narration.
Turpin has lent her voice to fiction and non-fiction on African American subjects, including the emotionally-charged novels Yellow Crocus, The House Girl, and The Help, the work of writers who twine history and memory like Lalita Tademy and Jewell Parker Rhodes, the thought-provoking Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and (to my historian’s delight) essays by W. E. B. Du Bois.
Sister of Mine, which received a haunting, evocative face for its cover, now has a lovely, evocative voice for its story as well.