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Actress Letitia Wright

On The Arts Hour this week, Nikki Bedi is joined by Iranian American novelist Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and film critic Rich Cline.

On The Arts Hour this week, Nikki Bedi is joined by Iranian American novelist Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and film critic Rich Cline.

Fraternal film directors Anthony and Joseph Russo talk about the secrecy surrounding their latest Marvel blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War and actress Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the film, explains that she shot her scenes with no idea about the rest of the plot.

South African actor Nakhane and director John Trengrove discuss their film, The Wound, which explores manhood rituals in Xhosa communities, veteran actress Kathleen Turner tells tales of Hollywood and British poet Benjamin Zephaniah muses on how the Jamaican rhymes his mother taught him inspired his love of language.

Crime writer John Harvey explains his decision to retire one of his longest standing characters from his novels, there’s music from Botswanan trio Women of Jazz and Nikki’s studio guests, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, talks about how her own experiences of exile inspired her new novel Call Me Zebra.

(Photo shows Letitia Wright (c) Rich Polk/Getty)

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Mon 14 May 2018 23:06GMT

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  • Mon 14 May 2018 17:06GMT
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