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‘Queen Sugar’ shows how a memoir could affect your family

‘Queen Sugar’ shows how a memoir could affect your family

The new trailer for Queen Sugar‘s fourth season made a splash with seeing how the Bordelons handle the activist journalist-turned-author character’s memoir, which begs the question on how much can you reveal comfortably when your family will read your work?

Nova Bordelon, played by Rutina Wesley, has turned her career of black community journalism into a memoir about her family’s rise in the sugarcane industry as they are the only African American owners to create a sustainable business in St. Josephine Parish, Louisiana. Yet, like with many families across cultures, there is deep-rooted tension that never came to the surface until Nova decides to put it to pen in what looks like will be a successful memoir. The success drives a wedge between each family member with her sister Charley, played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, accusing Nova of the pages showing how much she hates her.

The season starts Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The critically acclaimed OWN series is based on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel of the same name that added Ava DuVernay’s cinematographic vision to upgrade the overall story.

 

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