Literary Salon: ‘Unlearning Childhoods’ with novelists Caryl Phillips and Elleke Boehmer

Series Name Literary Leicester
Speaker Caryl Phillips & Elleke Boehmer
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 12 Nov 2015, 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Venue Attenborough Arts
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
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Renowned authors Caryl Phillips and Elleke Boehmer read from their new novels, and discuss how they evoked troubled childhoods, race, the buried, unspoken violence of history.

Phillips’ The Lost Child (‘complex and compelling’ Independent) investigates Northern England’s slavery connections, reimagining the figure of Heathcliff. Boehmer’s sixth novel, The Shouting in the Dark, described by J.M. Coetzee as ‘disturbing as it is enthralling,’ tells of a girl's struggle against her father's oppression while searching for a secure footing amidst the moral chaos of apartheid South Africa.

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