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Myth, Medicine and Motherhood in 1980s Nigeria
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Myth, Medicine and Motherhood in 1980s Nigeria

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Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s debut is the heartbreaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family; a powerful and vivid story of what it means to love not wisely but too well. Shortlisted for the Baileys & Wellcome Book Prizes, Stay With Me was one of the great books of the year.

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The Dictionary of Animal Languages
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Dictionary of Animal Languages

Inspired by the life of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, The Dictionary of Animal Languages is the debut novel by extraordinary new talent Heidi Sopinka. From wealthy English upbringing to discovering creative fulfilment and passion in interwar Paris, we follow artist Ivory Frame from youth to old age, and how life never fails to surprise us.

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Elmet: Wild Country, Wilder Humans
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Elmet: Wild Country, Wilder Humans

Described as the ‘wild card’ on last year’s Man Booker shortlist, Elmet is a stunning work of fiction by debut author Fiona Mozley. Daniel lives with his sister Kathy, and Daddy, whose desire for a simple, peaceful life is denied to him by men with power. A gothic novel of place, violence and family.

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