Bush Lessons


bl23-year-old Shrewsbury graduate Ruth Charlton went to teach in one of the most remote bush schools in the Limpopo Province of South Africa for three months – but stayed for twelve. Her vividly written diaries and letters home chronicle a year of her class’s progress and her own journey from the naivety of an innocent abroad to a woman drawn into the complexities of modern South Africa. (3 x 14′)

First broadcast December 2003  BBC Radio 4

Producer Chris Eldon Lee

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