The Good Immigrant

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A Guide To Being Black, By Varaidzo2016101920161020 (R4)

Varaidzo examines the duality of being black and also being mixed race.

A collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

How do you learn to care for your black hair when you are growing up under the wing of a white mother? Is it ever OK to join in the chorus of a Kanye West song featuring the n-word? Varaidzo examines the duality of being black and also being mixed race. She grew up in Bristol and is now a student and freelance writer and editor at gal-dem.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Varaidzo

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Varaidzo examines the duality of being black and also being mixed race.

A collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

How do you learn to care for your black hair when you are growing up under the wing of a white mother? Is it ever OK to join in the chorus of a Kanye West song featuring the n-word? Varaidzo examines the duality of being black and also being mixed race. She grew up in Bristol and is now a student and freelance writer and editor at gal-dem.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Varaidzo

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Flags, By Coco Khan20161020

A collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

Coco Khan recalls her first forays into sexual relationships and the alarming assumptions that can be made - on both sides - about the way we look and who we are.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written by Coco Khan

Read by tbc

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters and Lizzie Davies

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Flags, By Coco Khan2016102020161021 (R4)

Coco Khan recalls her first forays into sexual relationships.

A collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

Coco Khan recalls her first forays into sexual relationships and the alarming assumptions that can be made - on both sides - about the way we look and who we are.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written by Coco Khan

Read by tbc

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters and Lizzie Davies

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Namaste, By Nikesh Shukla2016101720161018 (R4)

Nikesh Shukla addresses his baby daughter on the importance of language.

A collection of essays in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

In this first essay, the author Nikesh Shukla addresses his baby daughter on the importance of language and identity. His reflections are prompted by his frustration at how the word namaste has become 'a bastardised metaphor for spiritualism'.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Nikesh Shukla

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

A collection of essays in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

In this first essay, the author Nikesh Shukla addresses his baby daughter on the importance of language and identity. His reflections are prompted by his frustration at how the word namaste has become 'a bastardised metaphor for spiritualism'.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Nikesh Shukla

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The Ungrateful Country, By Musa Okwonga20161021

A collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

After Musa Okwonga's mother was widowed, a scholarship to prep school and then to Eton made him determined to be 'an unofficial ambassador for black people'. But at what cost? As the role of the immigrant in British society came under pressure once again, it prompted some major decisions for the author who had been born and brought up in a country he was told was great.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Musa Okwonga

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters and Lizzie Davies

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The Ungrateful Country, By Musa Okwonga2016102120161022 (R4)

Musa Okwonga explores his determination to be 'an unofficial ambassador for black people'.

A collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

After Musa Okwonga's mother was widowed, a scholarship to prep school and then to Eton made him determined to be 'an unofficial ambassador for black people'. But at what cost? As the role of the immigrant in British society came under pressure once again, it prompted some major decisions for the author who had been born and brought up in a country he was told was great.

The music used in the programme is Englistan by the actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, whose essay Airports and Auditions also features in the collection, The Good Immigrant.

Written and read by Musa Okwonga

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters and Lizzie Davies

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.