BBC World Service: This is 2018
In May 2018 the American actor and singer Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) released what has been described as “the most talked about music video in recent history”. The controversial video of This is America addresses the issues of gun violence, mass shootings, racism and discrimination in the US. It has been viewed more than four hundred million times on YouTube. This programme examines the global impact of This is America, asking those who made their own versions why they did so and why they chose to focus on the themes they did. Presenter: Ladan Osman Producers: Monica Whitlock and Tara Gadomsky.
West Texas Talk: Interview and Reading
On this episode of “West Texas Talk,” Elise Pepple sits down with Lannan Resident Ladan Osman to talk about familial influence and heritage in her writing. Producer: Diana Nguyen.