Audio Documentaries and Features

Lines of Resistance

Bridget Minamore tells the story of the many ways that female poets, marginalized and snubbed by traditional outlets, have made and are making their voices heard.

The themes explored in the programme range from 21st-century Peckham to ancient Iraq and the slave plantations of the Caribbean, as Bridget goes on a journey to uncover the lines of resistance followed by women throughout history. She talks both to established writers and teenage poets struggling to make their mark.

With poems by Sarah Lasoye, Warsan Shire, Malika Booker, Enheduana, Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, Seema Begum and Bridget Minamore herself.

Producer Matthew Teller
Presented by Bridget Minamore
An Overtone production for BBC Radio 4.
Listen to the programme on BBC Radio 4 iPlayer.

Bridget Minamore

Presenter Bridget Minamore at her writing desk in her Peckham studio

Octavia poetry collective

Presenter Bridget Minamore (far right) with members of the Octavia poetry collective (from L to R): Rachel Long, Sarah Lasoye, Ankita Saxena, Tanya Nwachukwu, Virginia Joseph, Rhonda Rhiannon.

Sabrina Mahfouz

Presenter Bridget Minamore (left) with poet Sabrina Mahfouz

 


 

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