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Hisham Matar - In The Country Of Men

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 September 2011

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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