Tragedy and Taboos

The victims in last week’s Asiana airline crash in San Francisco were Chinese teens heading to summer camp in the US. We’ll hear why thousands of Chinese students spend their summers in America each year, and about some of the skills they take home. We’ll also discuss two taboos among Jewish and Muslim immigrants in the US: homosexuality and alcoholism. And this year’s winner of the “Caine Prize for African Writing” is awarded to an African writer living in the US.

Picture: Asiana airplane crash site, Credit: Getty Images

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Sat 13 Jul 2013 17:32 GMT

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