When a neighbouring clan commits an offence against Umuofia; to avoid war, the offending clan gives Umuofia a young boy, Ikemefuna who is entrusted to Okonkwo. A powerful, moving tale of an Igbo community fighting to retain its identity, tradition and independence in the face of colonial rule.
Ep 1/5 was broadcast on Monday 21 September 10.45am-11.00am on BBC RADIO 4.
Okonkwo – Okezie Morro
Ikemefuna/ Uzoluwu – Clinton Liberty
Chinyre – Grace Cookey-Gam
Ekwefi/Ezinma – Marilyn Nnadebe
Obrieka – Cyril Nri
Odukwe/Ezeugu – Richard Pepple
- Music by Akintayo Akinbode
- Sound design by Sharon Hughes
- Directed by Nadia Molinari for BBC Radio 4
Interview with Biyi here