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Tochi Oneybuchi Interview (Petra Mayer, NPR)

Tochi Onyebuchi "Riot Baby" interview with NPR Books

Tochi Onyebuchi "Riot Baby" interview with NPR Books

The "riot baby" in Tochi Onyebuchi's slim, devastating new novel is Kev, born amidst the chaos of the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. Kev is the sort of character who's often reduced to a statistic, in books or outside them: He's young, he's black, he's in prison — while out in the world, his sister Ella is the one who wields mysterious, terrifying magical powers.