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Crossing Continents - Luol Deng revisits South Sudan


Luol Deng is a giant - both physically and in the world of American professional basketball where is one of the biggest stars, and reportedly Barack Obama's favourite player. He was born in South Sudan but had to flee as a child because of his father's political activities. His family moved to Brixton where Luol's talents on the basketball court were spotted as a teenager. He's now established a charity working with the "lost boys" of Sudan - young men who have lived their entire lives in refugee camps after fleeing the country as children. Now Sudan is facing the prospects of partition, with a referendum next year expected to endorse splitting the mainly Christian South from the mainly Muslim North. Tim Franks joins Luol Deng as he returns to Sudan to assess the prospects for peace - and of course to show his skills with a basketball. Producer: Edward Main.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-08-26 11:00:00 - 2010-08-26 11:30:00 on Radio 4 FM,
  • 2010-08-30 20:30:00 - 2010-08-30 21:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,