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A burgeoning talent in Pakistani fiction

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The last few years has seen a blossoming in Pakistani fiction written in the English language. From Mohsin Hamid to Kamila Shamsie, some of the most exciting sub-continental fiction has emerged from Pakistan.

Two of the countries leading writers, Aamer Hussein, and Ali Sethi, spoke to World News Today about the reasons why.

World News Today with Zeinab Badawi is broadcast weekdays at 1900, 1930 and 2000 GMT on the BBC World News channel. Find out more information about regional broadcast times here.

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