Ox Travels

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01The Return Of The Native20110530

Ox Travels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers; this week we'll be featuring five of these stories.

Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters.

In 'The Return of the Native', Nicholas Shakespeare tells the story of his Brazilian brother in law's journey to Africa to confront, for the first time, the shocking facts of his family's roots in slavery.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Nicholas Shakespeare tells the story of his Brazilian brother-in-law's journey to Africa.

02Madam Say Go20110531

Ox Travels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers; this week we'll be featuring five of these stories.

Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters.

Sonia Faleiro describes a meeting with a young woman returning home to India after a life in domestic servitude in Abu Dhabi, and investigates the terrible conditions suffered by many foreign workers in the Gulf.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Sonia Faleiro describes a meeting with a young woman returning home to India.

03The Piece Of String20110601

Ox Travels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers; this week we'll be featuring five of these stories.

Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters.

Shehan Karunatilaka climbs up the staircase at Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka in search of a man who dispenses a length of string for the wrist to help bring fortune and ward off calamity.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Shehan Karunatilaka looks for a man in Sri Lanka who dispenses a string to bring fortune.

04The Man Who Laughed In A Tomb20110602

Ox Travels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers; this week we'll be featuring five of these stories.

Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters.

Anthony Sattin tells the story of Abdu who lives in a graveyard in Cairo, where the attitude towards death and the dead is altogether more relaxed and familial than it is in Britain.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Anthony Sattin tells the story of Abdu who lives in a graveyard in Cairo.