The Unapologetic Writer

In this episode, writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by playwright and academic Oladipo Agboluaje.

A portrait of the Black writer and academic Oladipo Agboluaje. He has close cropped hair and a greying beard and is wearing a blue sweatshirt.

Playwright Oladipo Agboluaje was born in Hackney and educated in Britain and Nigeria, studying theatre arts at the University of Berlin.  Since his first play Early Morning in 2003, he has written over 30 literary pieces, including stage and radio plays, short stories and films, and his work has been staged to acclaim in Europe, Nigeria, and the US.  His doctoral thesis was on West and South African drama.

In this podcast, Oladipo talks to hosts Pat Cumper and Pauline Walker about learning Yoruba to understand Nigerian stories, plays and comedies, his love of comic books, how a Nigerian and English education has given his writing duality and when he started to call himself a playwright.

I am a playwright. I will never apologise.

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