New Writing From Africa

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01Shorts20150222

A series of three specially commissioned stories by new writers from the African continent - writers who are part of an emerging literary scene bursting with young, talent.

In Cordelia by the Nigerian author Jowhor Ille, a young man recalls his childhood and the girl who looked after him.

Jowhor Ille was brought up in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. This is his first story to be broadcast on radio.

Reader: Richie Campbell

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey

Directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for Radio 4.

02Shorts20150301

02Shorts20150301

A series of three specially commissioned stories by new writers from the African continent - writers who are part of an emerging literary scene bursting with young, talent.

In 'Jagged Edges of a Disappearing Woman' by the Kenyan author Ndinda Kioko, a man regains consciousness barely able to recognise himself.

Ndinda Kioko was brought up in Zimbabwe. This is her first story to be broadcast on radio.

Reader: Cornelius Macarthy

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey

Directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

02Shorts20150301

A series of three specially commissioned stories by new writers from the African continent - writers who are part of an emerging literary scene bursting with young, talent.

In 'Jagged Edges of a Disappearing Woman' by the Kenyan author Ndinda Kioko, a man regains consciousness barely able to recognise himself.

Ndinda Kioko was brought up in Zimbabwe. This is her first story to be broadcast on radio.

Reader: Cornelius Macarthy

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey

Directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

03Shorts20150308

A series of three specially commissioned stories by new writers from the African continent - writers who are part of an emerging literary scene bursting with young, talent.

In The Tranquil Minds by the Zimbabwean author Tonderai Munyevu, a recently widowed therapist prepares to return to work.

Tonderai Munyevu was brought up in Zimbabwe. This is his first story to be broadcast on radio.

Reader: Adjoa Andoh

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey

Directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.