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Richard King talks to Kirsti Bohata

Brittle With Relics: A History of Wales, 1962–97

Hay Festival 2022, 

This book is a history of the people of Wales during some of the country’s most seismic and traumatic events: the disasters of Aberfan and Tryweryn; the rise of the Welsh language movement; the Miners’ Strike and its aftermath; and the narrow vote in favour of partial devolution. Featuring the voices of Neil Kinnock, Rowan Williams, Leanne Wood, Gruff Rhys, Michael Sheen, Nicky Wire, Sian James, Welsh language activists and members of former mining communities, King lets Welsh voices tell their own story, that of a nation determined to survive, while maintaining the hope that Wales will one day thrive on its own terms. He talks to Kirsti Bohata, Professor of English Literature at Swansea University and herself one of the voices featured in the book.

Richard King talks to Kirsti Bohata