Telling stories from the past, with Bali Rai


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Bali Rai, author of Now or Never (part of Scholastic's brilliant 'Voices' series) has some powerful things to say about the responsibility involved in telling true stories from history - especially from a perspective that hasn't been heard before...

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This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Bali reading from Now or Never.

  • Section 1 starts at 00:00
  • Section 2 starts at 08:44
  • Section 3 starts at 23:55

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