Planet Poetry

Colonialism | Reconciliation - with Inua Ellams

March 04, 2021 Robin Houghton & Peter Kenny Season 1 Episode 10
Planet Poetry
Colonialism | Reconciliation - with Inua Ellams
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Colonialism | Reconciliation - with Inua Ellams
Mar 04, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10
Robin Houghton & Peter Kenny

In this episode Inua Ellams talks to us about his extraordinary book The Actual  (Penned in the Margins, 2020), a powerful, personal and often very funny collection that pokes a sharp stick at the legacy of British Empire, foolish machismo, hero culture, relationships and much more. Also, Peter sketches for us the story of the Négritude movement and its poets Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor, and we finish as ever with a bit of banter over those 'banned' words... speaking of which, **please note that this episode contains expletives.**

Show Notes

In this episode Inua Ellams talks to us about his extraordinary book The Actual  (Penned in the Margins, 2020), a powerful, personal and often very funny collection that pokes a sharp stick at the legacy of British Empire, foolish machismo, hero culture, relationships and much more. Also, Peter sketches for us the story of the Négritude movement and its poets Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor, and we finish as ever with a bit of banter over those 'banned' words... speaking of which, **please note that this episode contains expletives.**