Discontent And Its Civilizations



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'.

Hamid recounts his experience of Islamophobia both pre and post 9-11, and considers the fearsome consequences of terrorism and the death of Bin Laden on his country.

Read by Sanjeev Bhaskar

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.