August 12, 2018

V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Gloomy Clarity’ about Africa,...

This interview with V.S. Naipaul was released October 25, 2010. We are re-posting the podcast on the occasion of the author’s death Saturday. V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of...| More
February 9, 2010

Ghana Speaking (II): Village Living in Kwabeng

I’m going “home” here with my friend Kwadwo Opoku-Agyemang to “where my belly button is buried,” to the seat of his fondest memories and his first great love, his grandmother....| More
February 8, 2010

Ghana Speaking (I): The "living wound" at...

I’m in Ghana for a week — starting from Cape Coast, toward the western end of Ghana’s Atlantic shore. Cape Coast is a university town and a major fishing center...| More
May 16, 2006

The Hidden Histories of Slavery

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) A memorial in the former slave market of Zanzibar, Tanzania, where over a million slaves were traded between 1811 and 1873....| More
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