Viedo Podcasts : Politics : HARDTALK: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Part 1

HARDTALK: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Part 1

HARDtalk speaks to one of Africa's greatest living writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. Tipped to win the Nobel prize for literature, he decided years ago not to write novels in English but in Gikuyu, his mother tongue. His work includes extraordinary memoirs of colonial times and the Mau Mau uprising in his native Kenya. How far have today's young Africans forgotten the sacrifices that brought about independence? And has that independence itself been a disappointment?

Location: London
Date: 2013
Name of the broadcaster: BBC
Credits: Copyright BBC

More Podcasts

In a disturbing — but fascinating — walk through history, Frances Larson examines humanity's strange relationship with public executions … and specifically beheadings. As she...

As America becomes more and more multicultural, Rich Benjamin noticed a phenomenon: Some communities were actually getting less diverse. So he got out a map, found the whitest...

Interview with Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana), one of the artists selected to participate in the exhibition, All The World's Futures - Biennale Arte 2015. Exhibited at the Arsenale |...

Pages

Graphic Design by Ishmael Annobil/  Web Development by Ruzanna Hovasapyan