North Of South Revisited

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Shiva Naipaul travelled through East Africa in the late 1970s looking for answers to the question "How wide is the gap between the rhetoric of liberation and its day-to-day manifestations?" and exploring the post-colonial relationships "between black and white and brown".

Thirty years on, Ugandan journalist Joel Kibazo retraces Naipaul's journey to see how much has changed.

Does the language of liberation mean anything to people in East Africa today - most of whom are under 30 and have no personal experience of colonialism or those heady days leading to independence?

In the first of two programmes Joel Kibazo visits Kenya.

North of South Revisited is a Ruth Evans Production for BBC Radio 3.

Joel Kibazo retraces Shiva Naipaul's footsteps through Kenya to see how much has changed.

Baptising The Gods: Travel writer Rory Maclean searches for traces of the classical past in the orthodoxy of modern Greece.

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Shiva Naipaul travelled through East Africa in the late 1970s looking for answers to the question "How wide is the gap between the rhetoric of liberation and its day-to-day manifestations?" and exploring the post-colonial relationships "between black and white and brown".

Thirty years on, as Africa celebrates the 50th anniversary of the liberation of 17 African nations, with many more set to follow shortly, Ugandan journalist Joel Kibazo retraces Naipaul's journey to see how much has changed.

Does the language of liberation mean anything to people in East Africa today - most of whom are under 30 and have no personal experience of colonialism or those heady days leading to independence?

In the first of two programmes Joel Kibazo visits Kenya.

North of South Revisited is a Ruth Evans Production for BBC Radio 3.

Joel Kibazo retraces Shiva Naipaul's footsteps through Kenya to see how much has changed.

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Ugandan journalist Joel Kibazo revisits Shiva Naipaul's masterpiece and retraces his 1970s journey through East Africa.

Readings from Naipaul's book are interspersed with Joel's contemporary observations recorded on location to provide fresh insight and engaging commentary about how much has changed in the intervening 30 years.

North of South Revisited is a Ruth Evans Production for BBC Radio 3.

Joel Kibazo retraces Shiva Naipaul's journey through Tanzania to see how much has changed.

Curiouser And Curiouser.

Ligeti At 80: Tom Service presents a portrait of Hungarian composer György Ligeti, including a substantial recent interview with him, and contributions from close friends and collaborators including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Heinz-Otto Peitgen.

The endless twists and turns of Ligeti's musical development have encompassed Hollywood sci-fi, African rhythms, Alice in Wonderland, and chaos theory.

So what is it that makes all this music sound unmistakeably his own?

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Ugandan journalist Joel Kibazo revisits Shiva Naipaul's masterpiece and retraces his 1970s journey through East Africa.

Readings from Naipaul's book are interspersed with Joel's contemporary observations recorded on location to provide fresh insight and engaging commentary about how much has changed in the intervening 30 years.

North of South Revisited is a Ruth Evans Production for BBC Radio 3.

Joel Kibazo retraces Shiva Naipaul's journey through Tanzania to see how much has changed.