Wednesday 31 January 2007 21:30-22:15 (Radio 3)
Gabriel Gbadamosi talks to the writer and actor John Kani. Kani became one of the dominant voices of South African culture when the plays Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island won acclaim across the world.
Kani is in London to perform in his new play Nothing but the Truth, a play which deals with the conflicts in South Africa today.
Nothing but the Truth is now showing at The Hampstead Theatre in London and will then tour the country.
Night Waves also takes a look at a controversial new book, The Fire, an account of the Allied bombing of Germany in the Second World War which focuses on the suffering of civilians, as well as the military strategy.
Gabriel will be discussing the book, a German bestseller and now in English for the first time, with its author Jorg Friedrich and historian Richard Overy.
We visit Baltic in Gateshead to check out a new exhibition from the uncatergorisable artist Brian Eno.
As a season of British soul music kicks off on BBC 4 and at The Barbican Center in London, Journalist Kevin Le Gendre and Sam Kelly, the original drummer from the band Cymande, find out what made soul music speak so powerfully.