Looking beyond the Dead

A week of essays from five of the BBC Radio 3's New Generation Thinkers continues with an examination of the images of the Rwandan genocide.

Zoe Norridge, lecturer in literature at the University of York, questions why photographs of Africa tend to fix our perceptions of the continent at its worst moments of destruction and despair. New Generation Thinker Zoe Norridge examines how some photographers working in Rwanda confirm international expectations whilst others are beginning to look beyond the genocide.

The New Generation Thinkers are winners of the inaugural talent scheme run the BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find the brightest academic minds in the arts and humanities with the potential to turn their ideas into fascinating broadcasts.

In the final programme tomorrow Jon Adams questions how modern day writers are borrowing skills from the theologians of old.

Producer Jennifer Chevalier.

Release date:

Available now

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 19 Jan 2012 22:45

The Book that Changed Me

The Book that Changed Me

Five figures from the arts and science introduce books that changed their lives and work.

Download The Essay

The Essay podcast

Download all the episodes from the series and listen at your leisure.

Listen Online First

The Essay Online First

Hear all five episodes of the latest episodes of the Essay before they're broadcast