Uncovering Hidden Perspectives
Art, poetry and literature voicing hidden perspectives in Iraq, South Africa and Malaysia
Malaysian artist Fahmi Reza has been charged with violating Malaysian media laws for depicting Prime Minister Najib Razak as a clown on social media. He explains why he thinks artists have a duty to tackle controversial subjects.
Also in the programme; Kurdish poet Choman Hardi discusses her Forward Prize-nominated collection which tackles migration, displacement and love, South African writer Mark Gevisser reflects on how culture is changing attitudes to gay and transgender people in Africa, and Mexican novelist Laia Jufresa considers a French literary prize with readers at its heart.
With Tina Daheley.
(Photo: Fahmi Reza holding his cartoon of Prime Minister Najib Razak Credit: Jarni Blakkarly)