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'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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2015-05-21 Cannes daily show 2015

Aishwarya Rai: An interview with the Queen of Bollywood

She was thrust into the international arena when she won the Miss World pageant 20 years ago. Aishwarya Rai soon became a superstar of Indian cinema and has now been coming to...

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2015-05-21 Cannes daily show 2015

Gaspar Noé's 3D sex film is lukewarm

Eve Jackson brings you the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, including Jacques Audiard's immigration thriller "Dheepan" and Gaspar Noé's sex film "Love". We also take you to...

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2015-05-20 Cannes daily show 2015

Pete Docter's mind-blowing 'Inside Out'

Pete Docter’s delightful animated movie "Inside Out" is set inside the mind of a little girl called Riley. The story follows her emotions after her family moves to the big city –...

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2015-05-20 Cannes daily show 2015

'Youth', starring Michael Caine, divides audiences at Cannes

Eve Jackson brings you the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, including Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda and Rachel Weisz and Jia...

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2015-05-19 Cannes daily show 2015

'Son of Saul' makes waves at Cannes

Films at Cannes like to make you think, they can shock you and occasionally you will watch something that will stay with you forever. One such work is "Son of Saul" from the...

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