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Zadie Smith on race in fiction

Duration: 03:52

Zadie Smith, author of the much-anticipated new novel ‘NW’, speaks to Open Book’s Mariella Frostrup. In this clip Smith discusses race in fiction, and how it is difficult to get readers ‘to see that people of colour are not strange or exotic in themselves or to themselves’.

Available since: Mon 10 Sep 2012

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Open Book 09/09/2012

Zadie Smith talks to Mariella Frostrup about her much-anticipated new novel, NW.

First broadcast: 09 Sep 2012

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