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World Book Club

BBC World Service

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The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.

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Hisham Matar - In The Country Of Men

September 12th, 2007

Episode 207 of 347 episodes

Harriett Gilbert talks to Hisham Matar about his stunning debut novel In The Country Of Men. Set in the bewildering world of Tripoli, it is the emotional tale of a young boy growing up, where fears, secrets and betrayal threaten the ties of family and friendship. The novel was shortlisted for the 2006 Booker Prize.

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