African Renaissance

In this fascinating series, journalist Afua Hirsch brings together historical insights, cultural heroes and extraordinary art, music and dance, to offer us a radically new vision of Africa and its culture.


Air Date: February 17, 2021 - 49:23
In Kenya, a state created barely a century ago, Afua Hirsch explores how the British spun an idealised stereotype while carving out a brutal empire.
Air Date: February 10, 2021 - 49:55
In Senegal, a French-speaking nation of 15 million people in the far west of Africa, Afua Hirsch discovers a country with a cultural influence far beyond its size.
Air Date: February 03, 2021 - 49:50
In Ethiopia, Afua Hirsch traces a proud 3,000-year history as significant as any civilisation in the west.