This interview was included in the November broadcast (in Artbeat); also as part of Women’s Radio Group’s special programme for Radio 1812, for International Migrants Day on 18th December 2010.
Lydia Besong is an asylum seeker from Cameroon living in the North West of England. In November 2010, her play How I Became An Asylum Seeker was performed at Riverside Studios in London as part of the event Break the Silence with Natasha Walter and Juliet Stevenson.
Chrissie Kravchenko met her and asked about the play and about her life.
~ Interview with Lydia Besong (13′ 54″ – MP3)
For more information click on the links below for the organisations involved and for articles in the media.
~ Women for Refugee Women
~ Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) Manchester
~ Community Arts North West
~ Speaking out for change – article by Natasha Walter in the Guardian, 26th November 2010