We Need New Stories

Fifth word’s new podcast series and touring exhibition in partnership with Nottingham City Libraries, capture the oral histories of Zimbabwean-born residents living in Nottingham.


The oral histories of the residents were recorded via interviews on camera in October 2022 by young people from the African diaspora. The resulting stories were dramatised by playwright Zodwa Nyoni and recorded by actors for the nine-part podcast series. Stories include, ‘The Karate Master’s Son Has Big Dreams,’ and ‘It Was In Love I Was Created.’


(Please be aware that some stories contain sensitive subject matter including references to violence and racism.)



Listen to episodes here