Growing up Between the Dustjackets


Want to know more about coming-of-age novels and films and how they continue to inspire and motivate us today? Join Berni Dwan, and her intergenerational guests, on a brand new eight-part series – Growing up Between the Dustjackets – to discover how these universally loved stories are relevant to people of all ages facing their own social challenges today. Learn about young people – in fiction, memoir, and real life – succeeding beyond all expectations despite being challenged by misogyny, racism, indoctrination, fundamentalism, homophobia, prejudice, war and poverty.

Episode 1
Being Other – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Persepolis – two students from UCD Africa Society – Favour Ochonma and Oladipupo Adisa and ‘and one former DCU student via Zoom from Johannesburg who formerly lived in Ireland – Nonhlanhla Banda, and Mary Oyediran from Near FM.
Series is produced and presented by Berni Dwan. Sound by Ed Grannell. Dramatic readings by Tara Power and Alan O’Brien. Music by Hannah Cogan. Supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme through the Television Licence Fee.