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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.

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Fatima Bhutto's 'The Shadow of the Crescent Moon'

Fatima Bhutto hails from a Pakistani political dynasty but insists she has no intention of going into politics herself. Instead, the niece of Benazir Bhutto has become a writer, with her first novel now out in French.

"The Shadow of the Crescent Moon" portrays a day in the life of a family living in Mir Ali, in Pakistan’s volatile semi-autonomous tribal zones. Fatima tells Catherine Nicholson why she thinks ordinary voices in Pakistan aren’t being heard, why she feels women play a more important role in Pakistani life than we might think, and how she feels about the ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and the Pakistani government.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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