Jackie Kay and Sebastian Barry: Identity and struggle

Posted in Articles, Arts, Audio, Media Archive, United Kingdom on 2012-12-09 03:12Z by Steven

Jackie Kay and Sebastian Barry: Identity and struggle

The Guardian

Sarah Crown

In our inaugural podcast from the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Sebastian Barry and Jackie Kay talk to us about the themes that power their work

In our first podcast from the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, we explore questions of identity and struggle as played out in the 20th-century…

…The poet and novelist Jackie Kay turned memoirist last year with her book Red Dust Road, an account of her search for her birth parents: a white Scottish woman, and a Nigerian man. Her writing reflects her grappling with the thorny issue of her own identity, and she reveals how this podcast has reconnected her with her family…

[Jackie Kay reads “Burying My African Father.”]

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