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The Documentary Podcast: Wole Soyinka Returns to Biafra

Wole Soyinka boasts an impressive resume as a poet, playwright, and political revolutionary, with honors such as winning the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature. In this two-part episode of The Documentary Podcast (each part is just over 20-minutes long) Soyinka visits Biafra to confront the man that imprisoned him for his critiques of the Nigerian War and government several decades ago. The episode discusses the Biafran War ("a tragedy beyond what one can describe"), differing ideas of sovereignty and succession, and the conditions and impact of Soyinka's arrest. Though this 2007 podcast episode comes from the series' archives, The Documentary Podcast frequently uploads new episodes that readers may also enjoy. Produced by BBC World Service, the podcast covers a global array of current and historical events - stretching from Hong Kong to Russia to Sierra Leone - on a mission to provide "the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs." Interested readers can find hundreds of episodes from the series on the website or their favorite streaming platform, such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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Date of Scout Publication
February 21st, 2020
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January 28th, 2020 at 12:35pm
Date Of Record Release
February 18th, 2020 at 9:22am
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