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22/08/2012

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18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 22 August 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee.

On today's programme: Ramadan TV, Junot Diaz and Paul de Toit.

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  • Ramadan TV

    Ramadan is an exciting time for TV in the Arabic world and this year one of the most-talked-about shows on Saudi TV dramatises the life of a companion of Muhammad; an extremely controversial decision.

  • Junot Diaz

    Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Diaz talks about his new book This Is How You Lose Her, a collection of love stories exploring men, women and intimacy.

  • Paul duToit

    One of South Africa's most commercially successful artists has two exhibitions opening in Johannesburg which might help his fellow countrymen to reassess his work.

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