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Confident that his absent father will one day lead a revolution, young Said is content to join in the struggle - until he finds that the rules extend to boycotting certain foods.

Josh Hamilton reads from American-Iranian writer Said Sayrafiezadeh's funny and touching memoir.

Confident that his absent father will one day lead a revolution, young Said is content to join in the struggle - until he finds that the rules extend to boycotting certain foods. The more his mother tells him that it is shameful to eat grapes because capitalists are not giving farm workers their rights, the more succulent the forbidden fruit seems.

Abridged by Francois Smit.

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

18 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Aug 2009 00:30

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