Afroscene: African writers 1984

This programme is part of the series Afroscene
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These interviews with African writers, produced and presented by John Hammond (1933-2012) and Veronica Wilson, were first broadcast in “Afroscene” in 1984.

Veronica Wilson meets Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta (1944-2017), author of “Second Class Citizen”, and discusses her views on the arrogance of the West in literature and culture.


In August 1984, Veronica Wilson talks to Sierra Leonean writer Yema Lucilda Hunter about her book on the slave trade, “Road to Freedom”. 

Part one of an interview with leading Zimbabwean author Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987) whose books include the award-winning “House of Hunger” and the banned “Black Sunlight”.  John Hammond spoke with him in May 1984.

Part two of the interview with Dambuzo Marechera. 

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