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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.

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Remembering a Sudanese author

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Peter Nazareth of the University of Iowa about Sudanese author Tayeb Salih. One of Tayeb Salih's books has been hailed as "the most important Arabic novel of the 20th century." He died this week at the age of 80.

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Revisiting China

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Canadian journalist Jan Wong about her new book, "A Comrade Lost and Found." In the early 1970s, Wong was one of only two Western exchange students at China's Beijing University. At one point Wong was approached by a Chinese student who wanted to go to the U.S. Wong, who supported Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution, reported the student to her teacher. Years later, a conscience-stricken Wong returned to China to try to trace the student and learn her fate.