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Kenyan Authors Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Billy Kahora

Authors and editor Billy Kahora join Philip Dodd to reflect on changes in Kenyan art and politics and the views of fellow writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

Billy Kahora is one of the writers nominated for this year's Caine Prize for African writing and has come to London to take part in the festival of literature organised by the Royal African Society. He joins Philip Dodd to reflect on the way artists in Kenya respond to the political and religious unrest in the country and to debate changes in Kenyan writing.

Africa Writes 2014 marks 25 years since the English translation of the novel Matigari by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. He spoke to Philip Dodd when he published his childhood memoir Dreams in a Time of War.

Billy Kahora's story The Gorilla's Apprentice is published and online at Granta Magazine.

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Billy Kahora
Interviewed Guest Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Producer Georgia Catt
Editor Robyn Read

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