Tayari Jones on the art of naming characters.
Many aspiring memoirists often asked “Where do I start?” I always advise them to start with the story of their names. Your name really provides a quick snapshot into the context of your birth. My name, Tayari, is a Kiswahili word meaning “she is ready” or “prepared.” My family, by the way, is not from Kenya. We are from the American South. So right from my name,… Continue