Discussion Notes: Exit West
In January we read Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.
Next month we will read Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James.
Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, which was short listed for the 2017 Booker prize. At the heart of this book is a romance, tested by a civil war, the painful life of a migrant on the run in foreign countries, and the labyrinthine system of fictitious doors that lead them on their difficult trip across the globe. All three hosts loved the book, it’s tone, and light element of magical realism that tied the story together.
Sorry we’re late with this one! Gerald and Anais run the editing behind the scenes in whatever free time they can find in busy lives. Gerald’s moved house and had no internet for 2 weeks, and Anais couldn’t keep up with all the shows without him! April should be back on track.
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Mohsin Hamid says he has been migrating his whole life, his own experience playing a part of the inspiration for his newest novel. Hamid, author of our March pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer questions from readers, plus, Jeff announces April’s book.
Hamid's novel, 'Exit West,' is about knowing when it's time to flee your country, and what happens when you migrate to a nation that's hostile to immigrants. Hamid was born in Lahore, Pakistan, but has lived in New York and London. He talks about feeling like an outsider, and the power of language. He spoke with Terry Gross last year. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new CD-set recording of Charles Mingus, and film critic Justin Chang reviews 'A Wrinkle in Time.'