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Juan Gabriel Vasquez

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18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 November 2012

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

Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez talks about his book The Sound Of Things Falling, which explores the violent drug wars in 1990s Bogata and their legacy today.

Over the last 40 years archaeologists working in Saudi Arabia have been uncovering sites across the peninsula and this exhibition, Roads of Arabia, includes well over three hundred objects that date from prehistoric times to the birth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932 offering a window on the peninsula's pre-Islamic past. Jane O'Brien reports from The Smithsonian Gallery in Washington.

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  • Juan Gabriel Vasquez

    Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez talks about his book The Sound Of Things Falling,

  • Roads of Arabia

    Jane O'Brien reports from The Smithsonian Gallery in Washington.

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