Great Writers Inspire at Home: Nadifa Mohamed

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Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2013, was born in Hargeisa, Somalia, and has lived in England since 1986. The workshop will focus on her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy (2010), based on her father’s travels across the Horn of Africa, before his eventual arrival in Britain. Mohamed will be in dialogue with ‘Africa in Words’ editor Kate Haines during the workshop. Readers will be able to participate in a discussion on their responses to the book.

Reserve your place:

This workshop series on postcolonial reading will be hosted jointly by the Oxford English Faculty and TORCH as the Postcolonial Writing and Theory seminar series in Trinity 2017. The seminars will bring a number of contemporary British writers into conversation with readers to discuss how British postcolonial literature shapes our perceptions of the world today and our identities within it.

All are welcome to the seminars. In the first half of each workshop, readers will be able to offer responses to their experiences of reading the book of the week; in the second, the author will give a reading and engage in conversation with the audience.

For more details: 

Fiction and Human Rights

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Postcolonial Writers Make Worlds

Contact name: Erica Lombard

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Website: Writers Make Worlds

Audience: Open to all