Centre for African Literary Studies

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Arts and Africa

Alex Tatteh-Lartey looks at a new type of traditional music from South Africa drawing on musical instruments from all over the Continent and an innovative approach to traditional story-telling by the Tiv people of Eastern Nigeria.

Arts and Africa

In this edition, the ancient civilization of Zimbabwe goes to London. Dr. Murerwa talks about the history of Great Zimbabwe.

Arts and Africa

Arts and Africa looks at two films both by women directors. From South Africa "Tsiamelo' by Ellen Kuzwayo and Betty Wolpert, and from the West Indian Island of Martinique 'Rue Cases Negres' or 'Black Shack Alley', directed by Euzhan Palcy.

Arts and Africa

This programme is a unique exchange between the artists of Sierra Leone and an English city, and the new African music which continues to take London by storm. 

Arts and Africa

An English artist goes to Malawi and a Malawian artist comes to Britain. Witness Kay Chiromo, a painter from Malawi lectures in fine art at the University of Malawi.

Arts and Africa

Alex Tetteh-Lartey speaks with Fatma Shabaan Abdullah who is an artist, designer, teacher, and the Director of Arts and Museum in Zanzibar. He organized an exhibition devoted to the history of the Kanga, showing at London's Commonwealth Institute.

Arts and Africa

Jerusha Castley interviews different representatives from 24 countries (Jester Tshuma, Flora Nwapa, Carol Spedding, Thokozile Chaane, Buchi Emecheta, Alifa Rifaat) about feminist movement internationally, who have been attending the first ever International Feminist Book Fair in London.

Arts and Africa

Alex Tetteh-Lirtey and Florence Akst interview Miriam Tlali, a writer from South Africa about her first of three novels called "Muriel at Metropolitan." They are interested to know about her experiences and what inspired her to write such a novel. 

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Alex Tetteh-Lartey looks at the work of the Ghanaian artist Dr Ablade Glover, who specializes in oil paintings.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This edition looks at the work of Alhaji Dan Maraya, who is one of the best known and most highly regarded of Nigerian musicians. Mostly concentrating on a traditional musical form at the service of a very contemporary message.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This document looks at the politics of theatre in South Africa.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Arts and Africa looks at two films both by women directors. 'Tsiamelo' by Ellen Kuzwayo and Betty Wolpert from South Africa, and from West Indian Island of Martinique - 'Rue Cases Negres' or 'Black Shack Alley', the first feature film by the West Indian director Euzhan Palcy.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Seven African bands are taking part in a festival of African music in London. The aim is to dal with the isolation felt by Africa's contemporary artists. They are in need for wider exposure and anxious for contacts with artists in different parts of the world.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This programme looks at an English artist who goes to Malawi and a Malawian artist who goes to Britain. Kay Chiromo from Malawi lecures in fine art at the University of Malawi. He told Nick Barker how his artistic career began.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This is an exhibition devoted to the history of the Kanga, the printed cloth which for over a century has been such a colourful feature in Swahili society. Which took place at London's Commonwealth Institute.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

In this programme, Jerusha Castley speak to Jester Tshuma from Zimbabwe Publishing House and Flora Nwapa, a Nigerian novelist. They are just two of the representatives frrom 24 countries who have been attending the first ever International Feminist Book Fair.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This programme looks at Self respect and respect from others. To elaborate further, Arts and Africa looks at "Muriel at Metropolitan", a novel by the South African writer Miriam Tlali.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This edition is about a traditional music by Alhaji Dan Maraya, one of the best known and most highly regarded of Nigerian musicians. He is a Hausa from the north of the country.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Thi edition is about two poets. They could both described as political poets but could scarcwely be more different. Denis Brutus is a South African writer and political activist. We also have Pkyeame Kwesi Akuffo from Ghana.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This programme looks at the dazzling oil paintings of the Ghanaian artist Dr Ablade Glover. Dr Ablade Glover trained both in England and in America.

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