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My Daughter the Racist by Helen Oyeyemi

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 November 2010

The next shortlisted story in contention for this major award for established writers is My Daughter the Racist by Helen Oyeyemi. Set against the backdrop of a country occupied by foreign soldiers, a mother is determined to see her outspoken child grow up and will do whatever it takes to protect her daughter's independent spirit from coming to harm. Read by Sirine Saba. Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

A link to a free podcast of the story will be available for download for two weeks following broadcast from the BBC Radio 4 website, where you can also watch previews of the other shortlisted stories and join the debate about this year's shortlist.


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