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Zeinab Badawi hosts an evening celebrating the spoken word in all its guises across Africa.

In a continent where radio still has enormous power, Zeinab and guests explore the oral traditions of diverse populations, from village story tellers to urban talkshow hosts, from endangered languages to the spread of the mobile phone.

Radio Africa takes over the airwaves with live performance, interviews, discussions and reports from the changing sound of Africa's word of mouth.

7.30pm

Peace Talk - A trip to Sierra Leone to hear how reconciliation and radio are going hand in hand.

8.30pm

The Never-Ending Story - How and why does story-telling continue to play such an important part in many countries on the continent?

9.30pm

Every Word Counts - Africa is a patchwork of different and interlocking languages, many of which are now threatened.

Part of Africa Lives on the BBC.

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Zeinab Badawi hosts an evening celebrating the spoken word in all its guises across Africa.

In a continent where radio still has enormous power, Zeinab and guests explore the oral traditions of diverse populations, from village story tellers to urban talkshow hosts, from endangered languages to the spread of the mobile phone.

Radio Africa takes over the airwaves with live performance, interviews, discussions and reports from the changing sound of Africa's word of mouth.

7.30pm

Peace Talk - A trip to Sierra Leone to hear how reconciliation and radio are going hand in hand.

8.30pm

The Never-Ending Story - How and why does story-telling continue to play such an important part in many countries on the continent?

9.30pm

Every Word Counts - Africa is a patchwork of different and interlocking languages, many of which are now threatened.

Part of Africa Lives on the BBC.