Book Festival, Discussion, Podcast

BBC Arts Big Book Weekend: New Heroes

20 March 1:30 pm

New Heroes: A Search for Role Models in Difficult Times

With Frank Gardner and Irenosen Okojie

March 20 2021

1.30 pm (GMT)

Politics is broken. The arts is riddled with fallen heroes. With a new scandal breaking every day discrediting the great and the good, where can we look to for our new role models? Author Irenosen Okojie and BBC war correspondent Frank Gardner talk with Shahidha Bari about the characters – both real and fictional – that have inspired them, and discuss who they think should be held up as the inspiring icons of our troubled times.

Big Book Weekend