Centre for African Literary Studies

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Arts and Africa

Jerusha Castley interviews different representatives from 24 countries (Jester Tshuma, Flora Nwapa, Carol Spedding, Thokozile Chaane, Buchi Emecheta, Alifa Rifaat) about feminist movement internationally, who have been attending the first ever International Feminist Book Fair in London.

Arts and Africa

Alex Tetteh-Lartey speaks with Fatma Shabaan Abdullah who is an artist, designer, teacher, and the Director of Arts and Museum in Zanzibar. He organized an exhibition devoted to the history of the Kanga, showing at London's Commonwealth Institute.

Arts and Africa

An English artist goes to Malawi and a Malawian artist comes to Britain. Witness Kay Chiromo, a painter from Malawi lectures in fine art at the University of Malawi.

Arts and Africa

This programme is a unique exchange between the artists of Sierra Leone and an English city, and the new African music which continues to take London by storm. 

Arts and Africa

Arts and Africa looks at two films both by women directors. From South Africa "Tsiamelo' by Ellen Kuzwayo and Betty Wolpert, and from the West Indian Island of Martinique 'Rue Cases Negres' or 'Black Shack Alley', directed by Euzhan Palcy.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Alex Tetteh-Lartey looks at the work of the Ghanaian artist Dr Ablade Glover, who specializes in oil paintings.

The Sable Antelope - Natal Museum.

The Sable Antelope, Natal Museum, Pietrmaritzburg. 

Arts and Africa

In this edition, the ancient civilization of Zimbabwe goes to London. Dr. Murerwa talks about the history of Great Zimbabwe.

Arts and Africa

Alex Tatteh-Lartey looks at a new type of traditional music from South Africa drawing on musical instruments from all over the Continent and an innovative approach to traditional story-telling by the Tiv people of Eastern Nigeria.

Arts and Africa

Alex Tetteh-Lartey looks at the new play from the Market Theatre, Johannesburg and he talks to Babuccarr S Sarr, a poet from The Gambia. He mentioned that his poetry ranges from culture, and nature to contemporary affairs and even death sometimes.

Arts and Africa

Jerusha Castley is holding the fort for Alex Tetteh-Lartey in this edition and bringing the results of Africa's most prestigious publishing prise; the Noma Awards. 

Arts and Africa

In this edition, Alex Tetteh-Lartey looks at new music from West Africa. He speaks to the rising star of Nigerian "Juju", Segun Adewale and an old friend of Arts and Africa, John Collins, an Englishman living in Ghana.

Arts and Africa

In Arts and Africa, the participants look at filmmaking in Ghana as seen by the Managing Director of the Ghana Film Corporation. They looked at the controversial film called 'Topokana's Martyre's Day it was written by Jonathan Falla who has worked for a famine relief team in East Africa.

Arts and Africa

In this edition, we hear about the National Gallery of Modern Art in Nigeria, and news of two major festivals to be held called the International Book Fair in Zimbabwe and London's Commonwealth Institute held a series of celebrations entitled 'Africa Africa!'

Arts and Africa

African brothers are very much all-rounders. They play traditional as well as Fi-life music. And they are accomplished singers and dancers as well as actors and comedians.

Arts and Africa

Alex Tetteh-Lartey spends a great deal of time talking directly to Africa's artists to try to find out how they tick, how they develop their creative skills, and of course how their work reflects the society from which it emerges.

Arts and Africa

In this edition of Arts and Africa, Alex Tetteh-Lartey talks to a poet Adzo Zagbede-Thomas from Ghana. On the other hand, there is a show at London's Africa Centre, an exhibition of the work of Salem Sallah, a painter from Egypt.

Arts and Africa

South African playwright Athol Fugard is described as one of the greatest living playwrights working in the English language.is interviewed by Paul Alan about his work, more especially his most recent play, "Master Harold and the Boys"

Arts and Africa

In this edition, Alex Tetteh-Lartey will be discussing that Literature is part of Africa's gift to the world called 'The African Novel. In this discussion he will be engaging with the Nigerian writer Ben Okri.  

Arts and Africa

In this edition of Arts and Africa, Alex Tetteh-Lartey looks at poetry from Nigeria and cinema from Somalia. His guests are Janet Hayman, a film producer, and Molara Ogungipe Lesley, a poet.

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