Monday 3 September 2012

Stir It Up - 50 years of writing Jamaica

Stir It Up - 50 Years Of Writing Jamaica

Monday September 10th, BBC Radio 4

To mark 50 years of Jamaican independence, Salena Godden considers the impact of her Jamaican heritage on her literary identity. Salena will take us on a personal journey exploring the rich and varied body of work created by her literary contemporaries. This programme features new commissioned poetry and excerpts from Salena Godden’s book ‘Springfield Road’ adapted for BBC Radio 4.

Among others we’ll meet novellist and playwright Courttia Newland, celebrated dub poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and the highly acclaimed Professor Kwame Dawes. Its a celebration of the poetic heart of Jamaica. And its produced by Rebecca Maxted, Radio Production Awards Winner 2012 - Producer of the Year and Best Documentary/ Feature Maker.

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