The Words To Say It

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19950924A four-part journey through black women's literature.

Debuts - First Novels by Black Women. From Toni Morrison 's The Bluest Eye to Andrea Levy 's Every Light in the House Burnin', a look at the beginnings and inspirations. With actress Marsha Hunt and Floella Benjamin.

Readers Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James

19951001A four-part journey through black women's literature.

2: Horror Stories: a Different Version of the Genre. From the 18th-century slave narratives to Toni Morrison 's recent novel Beloved, black writers have managed to find the words to describe the effects of slavery on their lives. Readers Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James

19951015Roots: Language, Colour and Culture. Last in the series about black women's literature.

Read by Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James

19960709A four-part journey through black women's literature.

1: Debuts - First Novels. From Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye to Andrea Levy 's Every Light in the House Burnin', a look at the beginnings and inspirations which break the stereotype as well as the wall of silence. With actress Marsha Hunt and television personality Floella Benjamin. Readers Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James Rpt

19960716A four-part journey through black women's literature.

2: Horror Stories: a Different Version of the Genre. From 18th-century slave narratives to Toni Morrison 's celebrated recent novel Beloved, black writers have managed to describe the effects of slavery and racism on their lives. Readers Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James Rpt

19960723A four-part journey through black women's literature.

3: Blues: the Realities of Black Life A look at the link between black women's writing and the blues, illustrated with readings including works by Ntozake Shange , Toni Morrison. Jean Binta Breeze and Jackie Kay. Readers Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James Repeat

19960730Roots: Language, Colour and Culture Last in the series about black women's literature. As black women writers have gained confidence, their writing has become far more challenging. Readers Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell.

Producer Alby James Repeat

24 September 199519950924Producer: A. JAMES

Next in series: PART TWO; HORROR STORIES

Broadcast history

24 Sep 1995 23:15-23:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-06

Recorded on 1995-08-06.