Oprah Winfrey will interview The Twelve Tribes of Hattie author Ayana Mathis for the next installment of her award-winning show, Super Soul Sunday. Mathis’ tome chronicles the lives of Hattie, a stalwart heroine who moves north during the Great Migration, and her troubled, yet resilient, descendants as her clan grows over the course of decades.
The second book in the relaunch of her eponymous Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is lauded by Winfrey for being “an extraordinary debut novel” in a preview clip of the show. This first look promises an in depth exploration of the book’s characters and the process through which Mathis crafted such a compelling narrative.
“In this revealing interview, Mathis shares how she overcame criticism and self-doubt, and went on to create her critically-acclaimed first novel,” a release for this Sunday’s show explains. As a New York Times bestseller, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is acclaimed for its exploration of themes such as “parenting, loss, survival, and redemption,” the statement continues.
Will you be tuning into Super Soul Sunday to watch Oprah and Mathis talk about these eternal human experiences?
Oprah and Ayana’s discussion of The 12 Tribes of Hattie will air on Super Soul Sunday, February 3, from 11 a.m. to noon ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
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