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Mishal Husain: The first news event I can recall was the famine in Cambodia

"I was six and it was one of those 'Eat up your food because…' conversations"

By Prospect Team   March 2019

First news event you can recall?

Famine in Cambodia, 1979. I was six and it was one of those “Eat up your food because…” conversations. After that I remember my parents discussing the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981—we were living in the Middle East at the time—and Indira Gandhi in 1984.

The book you are most embarrassed about not reading?

American Pastoral. But I am one step closer to reading it, having bought a copy after Philip Roth died.

Which historical figure would…

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