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AR01From Revolution To Idyll - Mothertongue20081124

Poet and translator George Szirtes reflects on leaving Hungary after the 1956 revolution.

Series of readings that reflect the experience of immigrants to the UK over the past 60 years.

1/5. From Revolution to Idyll - Mothertongue

By George Szirtes. The poet and translator reflects on leaving Hungary after the revolution of 1956 and the welcome he and his family received.

AR02Hackney Adolescence20081125

Writer and academic Ziauddin Sardar reflects on the racism he encountered in London.

Series of readings that reflect the experience of immigrants to the UK over the past 60 years.

2/5. Hackney Adolescence

By Ziauddin Sardar. The writer and academic reflects on the racism he encountered when he left Pakistan to join his father in London in 1960.

AR03On Not Being Able To Cross The Road20081126

Novelist Gillian Slovo reflects on arriving in England as an adolescent.

Series of readings that reflect the experience of immigrants to the UK over the past 60 years.

3/5. On Not Being Able to Cross the Road

By Gillian Slovo. The novelist reflects on leaving her native South Africa for England as she entered adolescence and the difficulties she had in adjusting to her new life.

AR04A Rigor Mortis Of The Tongue And Other Earthly Things20081127

A young Zimbabwean, newly arrived in London, struggles to make connections.

Series of readings that reflect the experience of immigrants to the UK over the past 60 years.

Story about a young Zimbabwean, newly arrived in London, as he struggles to make connections in his new homeland.

4/5.

A Rigor Mortis of the Tongue and Other Earthly Things

By Brian Chikwava.

AR05 LASTBread Heap And A Dreamer20081128

Story about a prisoner who refuses to give in to his torturers.

Series of readings that reflect the experience of immigrants to the UK over the past 60 years.

By Hassan Bahri.

Story about a prisoner who refuses to give in to his torturers and finds strength in the words scratched on the walls of his cell.

5/5. Bread Heap and a Dreamer

By Hassan Bahri. Story about a prisoner who refuses to give in to his torturers and finds strength in the words scratched on the walls of his cell.