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Film Star Charlize Theron on Atomic Blonde and actor John Boyega on Detroit

Actress Charlize Theron on being a 40-year-old action heroine. Plus, director Kathryn Bigelow and actor John Boyega discuss making the film Detroit.

Nikki Bedi’s studio guests this week are author Selina Siak Chin Yoke and film critic Agnes Poirier.

Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow discusses her powerful new movie Detroit and its star John Boyega defends Bigelow from the charge that as a white woman she should not be telling this story.

British Malaysian writer Selina Siak Chin Yoke explains why she’s turned from investment banking and physics to novel writing.

Hollywood star Charlize Theron talks about finding the action hero inside her aged forty.

Authors Preti Taneja and Mohammed Hanif examine the effect of Partition on literature.

Adam Driver talks about his one armed role in the new Stephen Soderbergh movie Logan Lucky.

And there’s a chance to hear what Shakespeare sounds like translated into Pidgin.

(Photo: Charlize Theron (c) Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, John Boyega (c) Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images, Selina Siak Chin Yoke (c) AM London)

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Writing After Partition Book List

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Chakiwara main Visal by Khalid Akhtar

Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie

We Are That Young by Preti Taneja

A Case of the Exploding Mangos by Mohammed Hanif

Nuggets of Fire by Saadat Hasan Manto

A Mason’s Hand by Ali Akbar Natiq

The Collaborator by Mirza Waheed

Panty by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

Arachaar by K R Meera

The State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee


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