These timely 'dispatches from Lahore, New York and London' encompassing memoir, art and politics, collect the best essays of the award-winning author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid.
Hamid makes a compelling case for recognising our common humanity while relishing our diversity, for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race, and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.
In this first episode Hamid muses on his fractured youth, growing up in Lahore and California, and the creation of language, art and identity in different locations.
Read by Sanjeev Bhaskar
Abridged by Eileen Horne
Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.
Mohsin Hamid muses on his fractured youth, growing up in Lahore and California.