Diese Sendung ist seit dem 04. Juli 2017 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 1. Dienstag von 20:00 bis 21:00

Reading Circle

The reading group of some 30 members founded by Andrew and Sandra Milne-Skinner is now in its third year. Each month we meet in a member’s home to discuss a contemporary book in English, usually a novel.

In this monthly radio programme 3 or 4 of us get together in the studio to discuss  the book of the month by sharing impressions and insights.


MacherIn: Sandra Milne-Skinner, Andrew Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Dienstag, den 03. November 2020

Jesmyn Ward, ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ (2017)

Maria, Sandra and Andrew discuss an extraordinary novel: an intimate portrait of a family and an  epic tale of hope and struggle. This road novel examines the power – and limitations – of  family bonds.
Set deep in Mississippi, a broken family are laid bare, exposed to racial discrimination and violence. This is a topical – and still timeless novel.
We summarize the plot, look at the characters and how they interact, and analyse the narrative power, reading several extracts.

Music played:

    1. Gershwin: ‘Porgy and Bess’, Introduction
    2. Bessie Smith: ‘Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home’ (1923)
    3. Billie Holliday: ‘Strange Fruit’ (live)
    4. Billie Holliday: ‘Strange Fruit’ (1939 recording)
    5. Gershwin: ‘Porgy and Bess’ -  ‘Summertime’
    6. Petie Wheatstraw: ‘Sweet Home Blues’

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