Lara Pawson discusses her new book ‘In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre (IB Tauris May 2014). On 27th May 1977, a small demonstration against the MPLA, the ruling party of Angola – led to the slaughter of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people. These dreadful reprisals are little talked of in Angola today – and virtually unknown outside the country. She is joined by musician, comedian and former BBC Portuguese Service journalist João Mendonça.
The poet David Briggs reads specially commissioned new work and other poems. The Method Men (Salt, 2010) was shortlisted for the London Festival New Poetry Award. His second Rain Rider (Salt, 2013) is a winter selection of the Poetry Book Society.