Hanif Kureishi: accident ‘completely eradicated’ sense of self and privacy

Author says he had to adjust to ‘becoming another person’ after injuries in Boxing Day fall last year

Hanif Kureishi has spoken candidly of how his sense of self and privacy have been “completely eradicated” after a fall on Boxing Day last year left him unable to use his hands, arms or legs.

As guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the novelist and screenwriter also said he had to adjust to “becoming another person” after the accident, in which he collapsed and fell on his head after a walk in Rome.

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