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BBC World Service Interviews at the Beyond Borders Festival
The following interviews were broadcast on BBC Network Africa at the Weekend on BBC World Service to audiences across the African continent between October 2005 and March 2006.
1. The Noma Award
15th October 2005: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa; Catherine Fellows, back announced by Bola Mosuro. http://www.nomaaward.org/
2. Binyavanga Wainana interviewed by Bola Mosuro
16th October 2005: Binyavanga Wainana of Kenya interviewed by Bola Mosuro live in the studio in Kampala on the day of the official launch of the journal Kwani.
3. Becky Clarke Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
22nd October 2005: Catherine Fellows reports from the British Council Literary Festival in Kampala and interviews editor Becky Clarke; Bola Mosuro presents and gives a reading of Zambian Wampembe Lukonde’s poem ‘The Hippo’.
4. Wampembe Lukonde and Beatrice Fri Bime interviewed by Bola Mosuro
22nd October 2005: Wampembe Lukonde of Zambia and Beatrice Fri Bime of Cameroon interviewed by Bola Mosuro.
5. Shimmer Chinodye, Doreen Baingana and Helon Habila Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
23rd October 2005: Catherine Fellows discusses writing and its role in political change with Shimmer Chinodye of Zimbabwe, Doreen Baingana of Uganda, and Helon Habila of Nigeria. Bola Mosuro introduces the item.
6. Tolu Ogunlesi Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
30th October 2005: Bola Mosuro introduces Catherine Fellows talking to Tolu Ogunlesi. A reading of his poem, ‘Wars, Love & UFOs’.
7. Wame Molefe Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
6th November 2005: Wame Molefe of Botswana reads a short story, ‘Who do you Tell?’ and is interviewed by Catherine Fellows; presented by Bola Mosuro.
8. Blessing Musariri Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
13th November 2005: Blessing Musariri reads a poem and is interviewed by Catherine Fellows; presented by Bola Mosuro.
9. Christopher Mlalazi Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
20th November 2005: Christopher Mlalazi of Zimbabwe interviewed by Catherine Fellows; presented by Bola Mosuro.
10. Phomolelo Machika Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
27th November 2005: Phomolelo Machika of South Africa reads her poem ‘A Letter to Retrenchment’, and is interviewed by Catherine Fellows.
11. A Reading of ‘The Editor’s Note’ by Chisomo Mdalla
4th December 2005: A reading of short story, ‘The Editor’s Note’ by Chisomo Mdalla of Malawi; introduced by Joseph Warungu.
12. Chisomo Mdalla Interviewed by Catherine Fellows
4th December 2005: Catherine Fellows interviews Chisomo Mdalla of Malawi; Joseph Warungu back announces him.
13. Benedicto Malunga Interviewed by Bola Mosuro
11th December 2005: Benedicto Malunga, leading Malawian poet, is interviewed by Bola Mosuro and reads a poem.
14. A Reading of ‘Flushed Out’ by Olubunmi Obasa Julius-Adeoye
18th December 2005: A reading of ‘Flushed Out’ by Olubunmi Obasa Julius-Adeoye of Nigeria; Olubunmi interviewed by Catherine Fellows; presented by Bola Mosuro.
15. A Reading of ‘No Christmas in Bethlehem’ by Tolu Ogunlesi
24th December 2005: A reading of Tolu Ogunlesi’s poem, ‘No Christmas in Bethlehem’.
16. A Reading of ‘My Christmas’ by Christopher Mlalazi
25th December 2005: A reading of Christopher Mlalazi’s poem, ‘My Christmas’.
17. A Reading of ‘Holding On’ by Blessing Musariri
1st January 2006: A reading of a Zimbabwian Blessing Musariri's poem, ‘Holding On’, presented by Chakuchanya Harawa.
18. A Reading of ‘The Stream’ by Tolu OgunLesi
1st January 2006: A reading of ‘The Stream’, a poem by Tolu Ogunlesi, presented by Chakuchanya Harawa.
19. A Reading of ‘Midday Sun’ by David Tumusiime
8th January 2006: Reading from a short story, ‘Midday Sun’, by David Tumusiime of Uganda; David is interviewed by Christine Otieno; presented by Bola Mosuro.
20. Manthia Diawara reading and interview
14th January 2006: Manthia Diawara reading and live interview from Ghana, presented by Bola Mosuro.
21. Ian Jack interviewed by Bola Mosuro
29th January 2006: Ian Jack, editor of Granta interviewed by Bola Mosuro; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie extract; interview with Becky Clarke.
22. Reading of Olubunmi Obasa Julius-Adeoye Story
5th February 2006: Olubunmi Obasa Julius-Adeoye of Nigeria reads from a story, presented by Chakuchanya Harawa.
23. Reading of Wame Molefhi Story
5th February 2006: Reading of a short story by Wame Molefhi of Botswana; presented by Chakuchanya Harawa.
24. Reading of Mzana Mthimkhulu Story
11th February 2006: Reading of a short story by Mzana Mthimkhulu of Zimbabwe; presented by Joseph Warungu.
25. Reading of ‘Western Weekends’ by Mordi Orchi
12th February 2006: Reading of poem, ‘Western Weekends’, by Mordi Orchi of Nigeria; presented by Joseph Warungu.
26. Reading of Ayodele Arigbabu Story
12th February 2006: Reading of a short story by Ayodele Arigbabu of Nigeria; presented by Joseph Warungu.
27. Reading of ‘One Woman’s Price’ by Millicent Muthoni
18th February 2006: Reading of short story ‘One Woman’s Price’ by Millicent Muthoni of Kenya. Reading & interview presented by Paul Bakibinga.
28. Reading of ‘Diaspora’ by Philippa Yaa de Villiers
19th February 2006: Reading of a poem, ‘Diaspora’, by Philippa Yaa de Villiers of South Africa; presented by Paul Bakibinga.
29. Reading of ‘Blame the Cooker’ by Syned Mthatiwa
26th February 2006: Reading from short story ‘Blame the Cooker’ by Syned Mthatiwa of Malawi; presented by Paul Bakibinga.
30. extract from ‘The Sun by Night’ by Benjamin Kwakye
12th March 2006: Paul Bakibinga introduces an extract from ‘The Sun by Night’ by Ghanaian Benjamin Kwakye, who won Best African Novel at the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. http://www.commonwealthfoundation.com/
31. Reading of 'Overstayed' by Ursula Troche
4th March 2006: Poem ‘Overstayed’ read by German writer Ursula Troche.
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