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Mohsin Hamid on Migration, Magic and Exit West

Author Mohsin Hamid reflects on why stories of migration have captivated our imaginations, from the Ancient Greeks to his most recent novel Exit West.

Hamid discusses why migration and displacement are abiding themes in his fiction, why stories and love and hope are necessary in dark times and how the novel can reflect a rapidly changing world.

Nominated for numerous awards including the Man Booker Prize, Exit West tells the story of Nadia and Saeed, two young people on the cusp of falling in love.