Child On An Island

Martin Wainwright rediscovers Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, a twelfth century Arabic manuscript in the Bodleian Library, and explores its remarkable background, influence and relevance to the modern world, in the company of Doris Lessing, Samar Attar, Tariq Ali, James Montgomery and Charles Butterworth.

Extracts read by Nadim Sawalha.

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Martin Wainwright rediscovers Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, a twelfth century Arabic manuscript in the Bodleian Library, and explores its remarkable background, influence and relevance to the modern world, in the company of Doris Lessing, Samar Attar, Tariq Ali, James Montgomery and Charles Butterworth.

Extracts read by Nadim Sawalha.