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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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
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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