Audio Documentaries and Features

Britain and Biafra 50 Years On

Fifty years after the Biafran war, Afua Hirsch scrutinises the explosion of news coverage with its defining images of hungry black children, revealing how messages were manipulated and a particular idea of ‘Africa’ fixed in public imagination. It changed the way aid agencies work and how Britain saw the world.



Presented by Afua Hirsch
Produced by Sami Kent
An Overtone production for BBC Radio 4.

You can listen to the programme on BBC Radio 4 iPlayer.






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