Refugee Journalist, Zwedu Mengiste, interviews Lemn Sissay and Benjamin Zephaniah about the new adaption of Refugee Boy for West Yorkshire Playhouse
, encourages Sissay and Zephaniah to talk about themselves, their work, migration, human nature and how Sissay feels he’s following in Zephaniah’s foosteps.
Quotes from the podcast:
“Kindness is a language, honesty and openness are languages… we need to employ them to their fullest.”
“Every time you hear so many thousand refugees… everyone one of those individuals is alive… not just a statistic. A lot of people in
can be lazy in their thinking.”
“One of the advantages of being in
“Mankind didn’t evolve in
Borders are man made – we are one people”. – Benjamin Zephaniah Britain…
“Migration is part of who we are.. Immigration and migration are part of what it is to be human.” – Lemn Sissay
To listen to this 23 minute Lucy Radio interview please click to download the podcast from the following dropbox public folder.