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Shiva Naipaul travelled through East Africa in the late 1970s looking for answers to the question "How wide is the gap between the rhetoric of liberation and its day-to-day manifestations?" and exploring the post-colonial relationships "between black and white and brown". Thirty years on, Ugandan journalist Joel Kibazo retraces Naipaul's journey to see how much has changed. Does the language of liberation mean anything to people in East Africa today - most of whom are under 30 and have no personal experience of colonialism or those heady days leading to independence?

In the first of two programmes Joel Kibazo visits Kenya.

North of South Revisited is a Ruth Evans Production for BBC Radio 3.

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45 minutes

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Wed 17 Aug 2011 22:15

Six Secret Smuggled Books

Nelson mandela

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World Music collector, Sir David Attenborough

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The field recordings Attenborough of music performances around the world.

Attenborough's field recordings

Attenborough's field recordings

The unlikely music performances captured while searching for exotic animals to film.