PBS NewsHour

Novel 'Exit West' explores what makes refugees leave home

Clip: 03/16/2017 | 5m 58s

In "Exit West," a city in the Muslim world is plunged into violence and two lovers join the mass migration of our time. Mohsin Hamid's story about refugees is a novel, not journalism, but it combines the surreal with the very real. Hamid sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what inspired him and why he says he’s seeing a "failure of imagination" around the world.

Aired: 03/16/17

Rating: NR

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