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Sunday 15 August 2010

Aminatta Forna talks to the award-winning Nigerian novelist Helon Habila about his new book, Oil on Water. She also explores the different ways in which men and women incorporate domesticity in to their fiction, with the help of novelists Louise Doughty and Tim Lott. Plus, a guide to work of Nobel laureate Jose Saramago, who died earlier this year, and whose book The Elephant's Journey has just been published posthumously.

Producer: Aasiya Lodhi.


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    Aminatta Forna talks to the award-winning Nigerian novelist Helon Habila about his new book, Oil on Water.



    Oil on Water
    Publisher: Penguin

    Measuring Time
    Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

    Waiting for an Angel
    Publisher: Hamish Hamilton


    Louise Doughty: Whatever You Love
    Publisher: Faber

    Tim Lott: Fearless
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Anne Tyler: The Amateur Marriage
    Publisher: Chatto

    Anne Tyler: The Accidental Tourist
    Publisher: Vintage

    John Updike: Rabbit, Run
    Publisher: Penguin

    John Updike: Rabbit Redux
    Publisher: Penguin

    John Updike: Rabbit is Rich
    Publisher: Penguin

    John Updike: Rabbit at Rest
    Publisher: Penguin


    The Elephant's Journey
    Publisher: Harvill Secker

    Publisher: The Harvill Press

    The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
    Publisher: The Harvill Press


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