Fiery Inspiration: Amiri Baraka And The Black Arts Movement




The novelist and poet Bernardine Evaristo explores the complex and controversial man who played a key role in the development of the Black Arts Movement in the United States, and looks back at how the energy of that cultural phenomenon in 1960s America, inspired her as an emerging Black writer in 1980s Britain.

In Part 2, Bernardine Evaristo travels to Newark, the city where Amiri Baraka spent much of his life, she talks to the poets Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni - two luminaries of the Black Arts Movement, and she returns to the UK to ask whether it's time for a new Black Arts Movement in this country.

Presenter - Bernardine Evaristo

Contributor - Professor Komozi Woodward

Contributor - Sonia Sanchez

Contributor - Nikki Giovanni

Contributor - Charlie Hanson

Contributor - Paulette Randall

Contributor - Patricia St. Hilaire

Producer - Ekene Akalawu.