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The Strand - Friday 5th November 2010

28 minutes
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Friday 05 November 2010

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

Today a special programme discussing new African writing.

  • New African Writing

    New African Writing

    Photo © Diana Matar

    In a special edition of The Strand, Harriett Gilbert and her guests publisher Louise Grantham, writer Nii Parkes (in above photo) and publisher and academic Binyavanga Wainaina investigate the state of contemporary African fiction. They discuss the new authors emerging from the continent, the impact of the internet on African publishing and writing, and ask whether young African novelists are about to become a dominant global literary force.


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