BBC Radio 4 Appeal announced for 31st March

19th March 2019 | News

We’re very pleased to announce that on 31st March, Ben Okri will present a BBC Radio 4 appeal in support of our work.

Ben Okri OBE FRSL is a Nigerian poet and novelist. Considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions, he has been compared favourably to authors such as Salman Rushdie and Gabriel García Márquez.

 

Ben Okri
Award-winning Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri will present the appeal

Ben will tell the inspiring story of one refugee, Yvonne, who changed her own story through books. With your support, we hope to raise £30,000 – enough to send 15,000 books to people around the world like Yvonne who are determined to build a bright future despite facing conflict and displacement.

The appeal will air on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 31st March at 7:54am and will then be repeated on Sunday 31st March at 9:25pm and Thursday 4th April at 3:27pm.

We urge you to tune in, donate and spread the word to encourage your friends and family to tune in as well!

 

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