S1 Episode 10: Colonialism | Reconciliation – with Inua Ellams

‘It’s only a problem when you remain with the feeling of guilt and let it overwhelm you, rather than seeing it for what it is: as an entry point , into a series of actions one can take personally and collectively. And then move forward. Guilt is just a welcome mat into the conversation.’

In this episode Inua Ellams talks to us about his extraordinary book The Actual  (Penned in the Margins, 2020), a powerful, personal and often very funny collection that pokes a sharp stick at the legacy of British Empire, foolish machismo, hero culture, relationships and much more. Also, Peter sketches for us the story of the Négritude movement and its poets Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor, and we finish as ever with a bit of banter over those ‘banned’ words… speaking of which, **please note that this episode contains expletives.**