Kwame Kwei-Armah, playwright and theatre director, chooses the pieces of writing that he loves and that have inspired him in his own writing life. He presents them to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the help of readers Don Warrington and Jaye Griffiths.
As the writer of plays such as Elmina's Kitchen, Kwame's own passions range from novels by Toni Morrison and Ben Okri to Redemption Song by Bob Marley - which the audience joins him in singing.
Producer Beth O'Dea.
Lyrics to Redemption Song by Bob Marley
The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
Fences by August Wilson
Jazz by Toni Morrison
Othello by William Shakespeare
Psalm 116 from the King James Bible
The Famished Road by Ben Okri