Have your political bubble stroked from the inside by Matthew d’Ancona, Lisa Nandy and Peter Rickets who will be creating a BBC radio show in an alternate, slightly more liberal universe.
Before that, the very reasonable Rageh Omaar and Ahmed Dahir Elmi talk to Lord Paul Boateng (still alive) about setting up the first national library in Somalia, which will probably give us all some much needed perspective regarding privilege.
Supermodel turned activist Lily Cole chats with Alice Albinia, who obviously was born into the extended Crass family with a name like that, about ‘female power...’ and ‘potential’. That could go either way, I think.
Main Image: Ahmed Dahir Elmi established the first national library in Somalia
The Hay Festival website with many streamed events
Book Aid International (Reverse book club page)
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