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Multiculturalism in black cabs and at Davos

By Rosie Dastgir  

Novelist Rosie Dastgir reflects on immigration in Switzerland and in London's east end

I arrived in London from my home in Brooklyn, New York last week, for the launch of my first novel, A Small Fortune. The book is a tragi-comic tale about a British Pakistani patriarch called Harris (after the tweed) who loses control over his unruly extended family.

I took a taxi from Paddington, and found that my cabbie was an east-ender, eager to know my business in London. When I told him about the book,…

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