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Memoir and Memory

Friday, October 20, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Andrew Wiles Building (Mathematical Institute), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Lecture Theatre 3


Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) in conversation with Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford)

In this conversation, award-winning novelist and memoirist Aminatta Forna and Elleke Boehmer will discuss the ways in which Ms Forna’s work (which includes her novel The Memory of Love and memoir about Sierra Leone, The Devil That Danced on the Water) have portrayed situations of conflict and post-conflict, and how literature can offer new perspectives on commemoration, reconstruction and reconciliation.

This event is free but booking is essential. Please register here to reserve your place.

All are welcome.

This event is part of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series on Textual Commemoration.

Contact name: 
Catherine Gilbert
Open to all