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Radiophonics in NigeriaSing Like A River emerged from a performance poetry workshop that Graham Mort ran at the Beyond Borders festival in Kampala in October 2005. Over a period of three one-hour sessions, a group of African writers took part in a process designed to produce a collaborative work, which began life in a number of languages - Arabic, Sepedi, English, French, Afrikaans, Luganda, Kiswahili - before being translated into English.

 

The poem was performed at the festival and subsequently translated into Sepedi by Phomelelo Machika ('Opela Bjalo Ka Noka'), Afrikaans by Henning Pieterse ('Sing Soos 'n Rivier') and Luganda by Susan Kiguli ('Yira Ng'o Mugga').

 

Read and listen to 'Sing Like A River'

 

Read and listen to 'Opela Bjalo Ka Noka'

 

Read and listen to 'Sing Soos 'n Rivier'

 

Read and listen to 'Yira Ng'o Mugga'

 

 

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