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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-01-24

'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis

Bestselling author Ayana Mathis joins us on the show as her bestselling debut novel "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" is published in France. Tracking the lives of the children of the Great Migration of black Americans from southern to northern states in the first half of the 20th century, the book was a personal pick by Oprah Winfrey for her TV book club and has sold over 250,000 copies in the United States.

Ayana tells Catherine Nicholson how it feels to be compared to Nobel laureate Toni Morrison; how the "Oprah effect" changed her life from one day to the next; and why she feels that black Americans’ part in history has long been under-examined in popular culture.

"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" is published in France as "Les douze tribus d’Hattie" by Gallmeister.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-05-25 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman, Queen of the festival

She's been Grace of Monaco, Lars Von Trier's fugitive and a Moulin Rouge dancer but this year Nicole Kidman dominates the Cannes Film Festival. We find out more about her four...

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2017-05-25 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Robert Pattinson stars in Safdie brothers heist 'Good Time'

It's the ninth day of competition at the Cannes Film Festival and teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson is starring in "Good Time", a crime thriller directed by brothers Josh and...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Could Sean Baker's movie be the best at the fest?

The "Tangerine" director Sean Baker speaks to Eve Jackson about his new movie "The Florida Project". He also talks about finding one of his main actresses on social media and why...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

Nicole Kidman is presenting her fourth entry at the Cannes Film Festival this Wednesday. The Australian actress stars in Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled". It also features Colin...

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2017-05-23 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Al Gore 'The modern climate movement was launched here'

The former US vice president and Nobel Laureate speaks to Eve Jackson about his new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," how we can solve the climate crisis and why he...

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