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Posts tagged ‘Apeirogon’


every afternoon this fortnight (monday 24th to friday 28th and monday 2nd to friday 6th), 12.04-12.18pm (repeated 10.45pm), on bbc radio 4 

apeirogon (by colum mccann) (read by stanley townsend) (10 episodes)

“In Apeirogon – named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides – Colum McCann creates an epic novel inspired by the real experiences of Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan who, after each losing a child, came together to promote peace.

1. Bassam begins his morning walking to the mosque. Rami rides his motorbike to the monastery.


OB: Apeirogon

yesterday afternoon (sunday 23rd), 4.02-4.15pm (repeated thursday 3.32pm), on bbc radio 4 

open book (presented by mariella frostrup) leads with …

“• Colum McCann tells Mariella about Apeirogon, his suitably multi-sided book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, inspired by two fathers who have both lost their daughters. A soaring mixture of reportage, mythology, poetry and ornithology, among many other things, McCann makes the case for it as a “novel” with a universal message.“


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