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Kubra Khademi, Ayelet Gundar Goshen, Anne Tyler

Performance artist Kubra Khademi on death threats, Israeli novelist Ayelet Gundar, author Anne Tyler on writing and director Hermon Hailay on Ethiopian movie Price of Love.

The Afghan performance artist Kubra Khademi on why she walked down a busy Kabul street wearing a metal suit exaggerating her breasts and buttocks, and on receiving death threats. Magic, and the creative process that leads to it through art, with Brazilian artist Laura Lima.

Does the harpischord sound like "skeletons copulating on a tin roof” as some suggest? Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani argues for the unloved instrument in a witty documentary essay. Israeli novelist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen discusses the translation of her pre-state Israel book, One Night, Markovitch.

We speak to Hermon Hailay one of Africa’s few women directors about Price of Love, a new movie from Ethiopia.
Also we head to Baltimore to visit author Anne Tyler’s house and discuss her methods of writing fiction. And, Dor
the Nors sends us a literary postcard from Denmark with news of essential Scandinavian writing.

(Photo: Kubra Khademi (c) Shah Marai/AFP, Ayelet Gundar Goshen (c) Pushkin Press, Anne Tyler (c) Michael Lionstar)

50 minutes

Last on

Mon 23 Mar 2015 09:05GMT

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    The Afghan performance artist talks to Razia Iqbal

    Duration: 06:21

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    Duration: 04:18

  • Mission Harpsichord

    Why the harpsichord is an often misunderstood instrument

    Duration: 12:19

  • Ayelet Gundar Goshen

    The Israeli author discusses her book, One Night Markovitch.

    Duration: 08:00


    A report from the film festival in Burkino Faso

    Duration: 03:19

  • Anne Tyler

    The author from Baltimore is a guest on World Book Club

    Duration: 09:40

  • Danish Literary Post Card

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  • Sekouba 'Bambino' Diabaté

    Diougouya Magni

  • Garden City Movement

    Move On

  • Nina Simone


  • Antonio Vivaldi

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  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Addams Family

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus.
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  • Bossa Nova

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Kubra Khademi

Kubra Khademi

Afghan performance artist Kubra Khademi with her art piece - a suit of armour.

(Credit: Shah Marai/AP)


  • Sat 21 Mar 2015 12:05GMT
  • Mon 23 Mar 2015 09:05GMT