Generally, when we hear stories of refugees fleeing their war torn home countries, they’re traveling by sea, land or air. In Mohsin Hami’s new novel, Exit West, refugees escape through a magical passageway. And once they reach safer countries, migrants must learn to deal with the loss of their past and their uncertain future.
Today, Marty Moss-Coane asks Hamid why Americans are frightened of ‘others’.
“It’s a useful fear,” Hamid says. “I live in Pakistan the risk of terrorism in Lahore, where I live, is higher than most American cities — any American city really.”
“The most potent response to terrorism is courage. If we are unwilling to take any risks in our lives, We’ll never leave our house. A life where you take no risks, is not a life worth living.
For more of the conversation with Hamid, go to Radio Times.