Poetry International: 25 years of African poetry

Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka (©Flickr/ European Parliament)


In 1994. the now world famous annual Poetry International festival in Rotterdam celebrated its 25th anniversary. One of our programmes marked the occasion by featuring several of the African poets who have appeared at the festival over the years: Breyten Breytenbach from South Africa, Wole Soyinka and Niyi Osundare from Nigeria, Abdilatif Abdalla from Kenya, a “griot”, travelling singer from Senegal  and poets from Ghana and Cameroon.

Produced: Veronica Wilson

Broadcast: November 8, 1994