38 minutes | Jul 10, 2022

A poet in a Burundi war zone, part 1

Content Warning: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence JP Bimeni risked his life to save a book of his verse. He started composing poetry to impress a girl, but was soon writing to address the ethnic tensions which threatened to tear his country apart. When violence did break out he dodged machete-wielding mobs to make it to safety. The mission to rescue his poetry almost cost him everything. Presenter: Jo Fidgen Producer: Louise Morris
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