Ruth Padel: We're All From Somewhere Else

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All human life, all countries began with migration from Africa,' says Ruth Padel. In a stunning new book looking at the ebb and flow of migration, the renowned poet and writer has created a book of wonders – a glorious collection of poetry and prose that is a brave and often brilliant achievement. Padel joins us today to discuss what led her to embark on this remarkable project. Chaired by James Naughtie. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival

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