Southbank Centre's Book Podcast

Literature and the refugee crisis featuring Khaled Hosseini and Nick Makoha

Three years ago, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi was found on the beach in Turkey. This provoked Khaled Hosseini, best-selling author and Afghan refugee, to write the illustrated story, Sea Prayer. Ted Hodgkinson had poet Nick Makola in the studio where they talked about politics, family and his experience of fleeing Uganda as a child.

Royal Society Literature

Three Poets

Malika Booker’s writing spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation and education, and is rooted in storytelling. It is now a firmly established writers’ collective based in London. Nick Makoha was born in Uganda, but fled Idi Amin’s tyranny as a boy. On completing a degree in biochemistry in the UK, he realised he had a vocation as a poet. Kim Moore’s debut collection, The Art of Falling, won the 2017 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

Lunar Poets

Nick Makoha Lunar Poets Interview

David Turner is in Lambeth, south London chatting to poet Nick Makoha about professionalism, Nick's own development as a writer and poetry's place in society.

Lunar Poetry Podcasts

Hannah Silva / Nick Makoha /John Hegley

This episode is in three parts:
Part One - David Turner is in Haggerston, London to talk to Hannah Silva about her solo show Schlock!

Part Two (27:14) - David Turner is in Lambeth, south London chatting to poet Nick Makoha about professionalism, Nick's own development as a writer and poetry's place in society.

Part Three (56:16) - David Turner talks to comedian, musician and poet, John Hegley. Songs, poems, biscuits and coffee.....

Southbank Centre: Think Aloud

Being a Man 2015 | The Beautiful Game

David Turner is in Lambeth, south London chatting to poet Nick Makoha about professionalism, Nick's own development as a writer and poetry's place in society.