Last updated: 9 june, 2009 - 15:41 GMT

Tail of the Blue Bird

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As part of our Network Africa video series, writer Nii Ayikwei Parkes came into the studio to discuss his new crime novel, Tail of the Blue Bird.

Set in Ghana, the action takes place between the capital Accra and a small rural village, Sonokrom.

The narrative highlights the divergence of the two worlds with characters from the city having to meet villagers on their own terms if they are to solve the murder case.

Nii's poems featured on Network Africa a couple of years ago and Bola Mosuro was more than happy to chat to him once more about his work, this time in the long form.

He begins by reading an extract from Tail of the Blue Bird.

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