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Peter Carey on legacies of the past

Tom Sutcliffe with author Peter Carey, broadcaster Afua Hirsch and Dutch journalist Geert Mak.

The prize-winning novelist Peter Carey tackles head on for the first time the legacies of colonialism in his native Australia in his latest book, A Long Way From Home. He talks to Tom Sutcliffe about the damage and loss for the Stolen Generations.

The writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch believes Britain is also a nation in denial about the past and present, and argues it's time to talk more openly about race and identity.

The Dutch journalist Geert Mak once travelled the breadth of Europe to explore what it meant to be European at the end of the 20th century. He found countries struggling to understand the wrongs they had committed during the Holocaust, the Second World War and decades of dictator rule.

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Mon 15 Jan 2018 21:30

Peter Carey

Peter Carey is an Australian novelist.

A Long Way From Home is published by Faber & Faber

Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch is a writer and broadcaster.

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging is published by Jonathan Cape.

Geert Mak

Geert Mak is a Dutch journalist and historian. 

In Europe, first published a decade ago, is Book of the Week on Radio 4 from 22nd Jan.


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Peter Carey
Interviewed Guest Afua Hirsch
Interviewed Guest Geert Mak
Producer Katy Hickman