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Last Word

Aretha Franklin, VS Naipaul, Winston Ntshona, Nan Joyce

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Pictured: Aretha Franklin

Matthew Bannister on

Sir VS Naipaul, the Nobel prize winning author of acclaimed books including "A House For Mr Biswas" and "A Bend in The River". He was a controversial figure who fell out with some of his fellow writers and was accused of cruelty in his relationships.

Nan Joyce, who campaigned for the rights of Ireland's travelling people.

Winston Ntshona,, the South African actor who won a Tony award for his Broadway performance in Athol Fugard's play "Sizwe Banze Is Dead" but was arrested by the apartheid government on his return home.

And the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin.

Producer: Paul Waters

Archive clips from: African and Caribbean Writing: A House for Mr Biswas, Radio 4 03/05/1981; Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 05/07/1980; Profile, Radio 4 11/05/1984; Omnibus, Radio 1 21/04/1988; Paul Gambaccini: Aretha Franklin Interview, Radio 1 01/01/2000; Night Waves, Radio 3 19/03/2007. Show less


Interviewed Guest:
Aatish Taseer
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Farmar
Interviewed Guest:
John Kani
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Nelson
Paul Waters

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