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Media Outlet: The Guardian

Zia Haider Rahman wrote and presented a documentary titled A Picture Held Us Captive for the BBC on the use and abuse of metaphors in politics, economics, and science. His documentary was covered in The Guardian, where it was called "a fascinating half-hour; one that opens your mind like a blossoming flower:"

 Presented by the novelist Zia Haider Rahman, it pointed out how metaphors supplant real-life situations with more romantic images. So resist the stirring battle chat around politics, the upbeat sports talk in business. Look at what’s actually happening behind the story-language that’s used.

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Zia Haider Rahman is a Southern New Hampshire University Fellow at New America. His first novel, In the Light of What We Know (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), was published to international critical acclaim and won the James Tait Black Prize.