In this episode, Nigerian author Helon Habila is in conversation with Bongani Kona about his new book, Travellers. This novel tracks the experiences of African migrants in Europe, based on interviews Helon had done himself. This is a conversation about travelling – Helon’s life as a traveller, as well as the travels of displaced people across the European continent.
Helon Habila is a Nigerian-born writer living in the United States who has won many prizes, including the Caine Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction. His most recent book is Travellers.
Listen to the episode featuring Helon here.
Bongani Kona is a writer and contributing editor at Chimurenga. His writing has appeared in Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, Redemption Song and Other Stories, BBC Radio 4 and in a variety of other publications and anthologies. He was shortlisted for the 2016 Caine Prize and he is the co-editor of Migrations (2017), an anthology of short stories. He is a contributor to Black Tax and Hair, both published in 2019.
Listen to the episode featuring Bongani here.