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Mon 15 Mar 2010 11:00 BBC Radio 4

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 15 March 2010

Sandi Toksvig visits the library where you borrow a person instead of a book. It's the Human Library, a groundbreaking idea from Denmark designed to get you to confront your deepest prejudices. Borrow a type of person you think you don't like, goes the strap line, take them away for a half-hour conversation, and try and get to the bottom of your preconceptions. People who have volunteered to be 'Books' range from Muslims to transsexuals, and neo-Nazis to male nannies.

Sandi talks to those who have got involved, both as Readers and Books, borrows a couple of Books herself, and even lends herself out as one.

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