Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program will feature our regular PANW reports on events surrounding the current political crisis in Lesotho and the role of the Republic of South Africa; the escalating refugee problems emanating from the political stalemate in the Central African state of Burundi; the People's Republic of China's call for an end to the United States cold war mentality related to foreign affairs; and the challenges of the transitional political process coupled with the burgeoning economic problems in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The second hour of our the broadcast continues the month-long focus on the literary contributions of African people. In this segment we present a rare archival lecture by legendary African American novelist, playwright, essayist and political activist James Baldwin from 1983 on the social role of the writer. In the final segment of the program we will hear a 1975 "Annual October Radio Lecture" by the immortal Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe.
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