Kadija George @ BBC
The Ballad Of Africa
Saturday 9 October and Monday 11 October
9 & 11 October 2010 between 0300 GMT - 0600 GMT 4pm-5pm
SABLE Publisher Kadija George will be one of the guests on BBC World Service Radio talking about 50 years of independence since Nigeria's independence - and the countries that followed.
'The Ballad of Africa' is a compelling and thought-provoking examination of of the highs and lows of the continent's post-independence history through the eyes of Africans. In a specially commissioned programme marking the 50th anniversary of the independence of many African countries, this extraordinary self-narrating Ballad explores through words and music issues that have dominated African mindsets for the past half-century.
About Kadija George:
Kadija George is a literary activist, editor and publisher. Of Sierra Leonean descent, she read West African studies at Birmingham University, then became a freelance journalist, specialising in black arts, black British Literature and women's issues. In the mid-1990s, she worked for the Centreprise Literature Development Project as the Black Literature Development Co-ordinator, and set up the newspaper, Calabash. She left there in 1998. In 2001, she became founder and managing editor of Sable magazine.