Yeah, I've got her first novel and the one that established her as a major author,called WHITE TEETH---still haven't finished it, even though I thought it was funny, offbeat, and very entertaining. I have to catch up with that second half. I caught the British TV mini-series (which was also offbeat,crazy, and entertaining just like the book, plus it was great to see a British mini-series that actually focused on black and Indian folks as the main characters for a change) it was made into years ago on CBC Channel 9 (when I had CBC Channel 9 back in the day, that is) and would love to get it---it's on Region 2 DVD only, however. Didn't know she had a brother who could rap, though.
Here's an article discussing the reasons why BLACK PANTHER and A WRINKLE IN TIME shouldn't be compared to one another, simply because they both have black directors, and are blowing up big at the box office (the latter film made $33 million for its opening weekend last week, so it's still got some time to prove itself, since it just came out.)
Buzzfeed----Why Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time Shouldn't Be Compared
Here's another new sci-fi film featuring a black woman in the lead (it stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who's also in A WRINKLE IN TIME) and it's also directed and co-written by a female director (yay!) with a review of it:
Variety----SXSW review of FAST COLOR
Here's a trailer for the new satire by Boots Riley,SORRY TO BOTHER YOU---it looks whacked out and crazy as hell, so I'm looking forward to seeing it, and its star, Lakeith Stanfield (GET OUT) looks even cuter with dreads:
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU trailer