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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Olusoga explores the incredible journey of the African novel – how a fearless collection of writers created books that were to define the image of Africa in the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Interviewed Guest:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Bernardine Evaristo
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Abbott
Interviewed Guest:
Kwasi Kwarteng
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Director:
John Mullen
Director:
Grainne Lyons
Production Company:
Uplands Television

Saturday Review

Pinter's The Hothouse and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Simm and Simon Russell Beale in Harold Pinter's The Hothouse and Mira Nair's film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on Mohsin Hamid's bestseller. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
John Mullan
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Arditti
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna

Night Waves

The New Common Reader

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet examines the place of reading in a digital age. Do we still believe that there is such a thing as a common reader? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Stanley
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 7 months

The story of Timbuktu and its legacy of ancient manuscripts, proof that reading and writing books have been as important to Africans as to Europeans. Show more

The Review Show

14/07/2013

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Kirsty Wark and guests review Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival, the documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and a London exhibition by LS Lowry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Crossan
Panellist:
Paul Morley
Panellist:
Aminatta Forna

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Annie Nightingale, Dame Evelyn Glennie

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week, with Jenni Murray. Annie Nightingale talks about her 50 years in the music industry. Plus Dame Evelyn Glennie, male fertility and Anne Fine. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Nightingale
Interviewed Guest:
Jackson Kirkman-Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Sheena Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Natasha Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Deanne Jade
Interviewed Guest:
Holly Desai
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Young
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Fine

A Good Read

Roger Michell and Aminatta Forna

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Roger Michell, Aminatta Forna and Harriett Gilbert discuss books by Laura Alcoba, Mark Twain and Robert Graves. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Roger Michell
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Front Row

Yevgeny Yevtushenko remembered, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction judge Aminatta Forna announces the shortlist. Plus, poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko remembered and Slovakian violinists Vladimir and Anton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Rajiv Joseph
Interviewed Guest:
Vladimir Jablokov
Interviewed Guest:
Anton Jablokov

Front Row

Aminatta Forna, romantic fiction post #MeToo, the Hollywood sign

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Aminatta Forna on her novel Happiness, set in modern London from the perspective of those passing through. And how is the #MeToo movement changing romantic fiction? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Mack