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The Ungrateful Country, by Musa Okwonga

After Musa Okwonga's mother was widowed, a scholarship to prep school and then to Eton made him determined to be 'an unofficial ambassador for black people'. But at what cost?

A collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

After Musa Okwonga's mother was widowed, a scholarship to prep school and then to Eton made him determined to be 'an unofficial ambassador for black people'. But at what cost? As the role of the immigrant in British society came under pressure once again, it prompted some major decisions for the author who had been born and brought up in a country he was told was great.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Musa Okwonga
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters and Lizzie Davies
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Oct 2016 00:30

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