Monday, 23 June 2014
The History of the N-Word on BBC Radio 4
Hey Unbounders -
You don’t want to miss this 'The History of The N-Word' - Presented by Ellah Allfrey and produced by Colin Grant. Broadcast on Saturday June 21st, this poignant and powerful radio programme is now up on your BBC i-Player, featuring archive and commentary from Lenny Bruce, Nina Simone, Richard Pryor, James Baldwin to Gabriel Gbadamosi, Bernadine Evaristo, Raymond Antrobus and many, many more. It also features a commissioned poem 'The N-Word' by Salena Godden and a short dramatised excerpt from the literary memoir 'Springfield Road' - Read 'The N-Word' poem at salenagodden.com
"Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will always hurt thee,
If that word were a flag,
I'd burn it happily."