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Orhan Parmuk

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 November 2012

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

Orhan Pamuk
Mark talks to Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk whose novel Silent House, written thirty years ago, is now available in English for the first time.

Chinese Dissident Literature
In China sales of so-called dissident literature are on the rise. Chinese tourists from the mainland are flocking to independent bookshops in Hong Kong to read banned books and profits for the booksellers are rocketing. We find out more from Linda Kennedy in Hong Kong.

Seckou Keita
The latest album from this Senegalese kora player blends musical influences from around the world. He explains his love for his instrument and plays for us live in the studio.

Nour Festival of Arts
Palestinian designer Dia Batal explains how she turned one of London's most iconic rooms into a memorial for the Syrian Dead

Edward Seaga

Jamaica ex-Prime Minister Edward Seaga, a former key producer in the history of the island's popular music, has just produced an compilation to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican music. He tells us why.

Three exhibitions opening across the country contrast State with Non-conformist art from the old East Germany. What happened to it after the Wall came down?

Robert Glasper
Respected jazz pianist who's mixing it up on his latest album - with a host of the biggest names in contemporary black American music - including influences from Nirvana to Erykah Badu.

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