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Justina Ireland on Dread Nation, an alternative American Civil War story with zombies

Ireland talks about the inspirations behind her post-American Civil War zombie tale and why she thought the undead were a good way to reflect on the world today.
Justina Ireland's novel Dread Nation is out now. (Harper Collins Canada)

Justina Ireland's new novel, Dread Nation, is a young adult thriller that takes place after the American Civil War. The story deals with race, gender, politics and zombies. Ireland talks to guest host Jael Richardson about the inspirations behind her post-American Civil War zombie tale and why she thought the undead were a good way to reflect on the world today.

Produced by Ben Edwards

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