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World Book Club

BBC World Service

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 45

World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.

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Hisham Matar - In The Country Of Men

September 12th, 2007

Episode 207 of 340 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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