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'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Author Talks About Living a Hybrid Identity


Protagonist, Changez Khan and journalist, Bobby Lincoln talk at tea house. (Photo by Ishaan Nair/ Reluctant Films II, Inc).

What happens when an immigrant becomes disillusioned with his adoptive country? This is subject of director, Mira Nair's latest film opening in limited release Friday. The film is an adaptation of the novel, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" by Mohsin Hamid.

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Hamid's novel explores issues of identity and assimilation of a young Pakistani professional living in America before and after the events of 9/11.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the author of the novel, Mohsin Hamid about the trajectory of his protagonist Changez Khan and why his story might be more familiar than you think.

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