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Mohsin Hamid

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 28 March 2013

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

Samira Ahmed talks to Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid about the follow-up to his bestselling story The Reluctant Fundamentalist . His latest novel How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia, which takes the shape of a business self-help book is a boldly imagined tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon.

Anna McNamee catches up with the New Orleans based brass band Hot 8, which was propelled to wider prominence by an appearance in Spike Lee's 2006 documentary in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Since then, the band's mix of traditional marching music, hip hop, and R&B has earned them legions of fans around the world.

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