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Janelle Monáe on her literary debut — and why she feels half-human, half-computer
Janelle Monáe has been obsessed with science fiction since she was a kid growing up in Kansas. Now, the musician and actor has written a sci-fi book of her own, based on the record that made her a pop superstar. Tom Power spoke with Monáe about her literary debut, The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, and how she explores her queer, Black identity on the page.