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Othello

Poet and musician Musa Okwonga explains how Shakespeare's Othello mirrored his experience of isolation as a young black British-Ugandan in a mainly white environment.

Poet and musician Musa Okwonga on how Shakespeare's Othello mirrored his experience of isolation as a young black British-Ugandan growing up in a predominantly white environment. Feeling out of place at work and in his own skin, reading Othello provided an outlet for his demons and eventually the courage to create a new life as a poet.
Producer: Smita Patel

First broadcasst in October 2011.

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