Confronting Erasure (Part Two): Lives of Great Men with Chike Frankie Edozien

In the concluding conversation on his memoir, Lives of Great Men, Chike Frankie Edozien offers greater depth into his career as a journalist in the United States of America (USA). We use a specially curated soundtrack as a musical backdrop to discuss Edozien's experience as one of few African Journalists who covered the highly publicised case against the New York police department for the racial profiling and murder of Guinean student, Amadou Diallo. Edozien elaborates on the importance of professional bodies such as the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in propelling the careers of aspiring journalists. We also discuss dealing with homophobia among family members.

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Lives of Great Men is published by: Team Angelica (UK & USA), Ouida Books (Nigeria), Jacana Books (South Africa).

Books referenced in this episode: (Available for purchase online and in bookshops)

The Face: Cartography of the Void - Chris Abani

Walking with Shadows - Jude Dibia

She Called Me Woman - Edited by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu


Songs referenced this episode: (listen to the playlist on Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube)

Lady - Fela Kuti

Diallo - Wyclef Jean

Ekwe - Onyeka Owenu

Sweet Mother - Prince Nico Mbaga

Johnny - Yemi Alade

Sweetest Taboo - Sade 

Moving on Up - M People

Umqombothi - Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Love Child - The...

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