JM Coetzee on the problem with English. Plus: Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi

This week: a special episode from the Hay Literary Festival in Cartagena, Colombia. Nobel Prize for Literature and two-time Booker Prize winner JM Coetzee reads a powerful short story from his forthcoming collection — and discusses the troubling dominance of the English language. Later, FT Weekend editor Alec Russell asks Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi about writing on slavery in the age of Trump; and polar explorer Erling Kagge advises Alec on where to find silence in the modern world.

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