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Conversation with Chibundu Onuzo
July 2 @ 18:30 - 20:00£8
Join award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo in conversation for this virtual event, as she explores the inspiration behind her new novel, and discusses its themes of family, history, race, and memory.
Sankofa is the funny, gripping and surprising story of a mixed-race British woman who goes in search of the African father she never knew.
Anna grew up in England with her white mother and knowing very little about her African father. In middle age, after separating from her husband and with her daughter all grown up, she finds herself alone and wondering who she really is. Her mother’s death leads her to find her father’s student diaries, chronicling his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London. She discovers that he eventually became the president – some would say the dictator – of Bamana in West Africa. And he is still alive.
She decides to track him down and so begins a funny, painful, fascinating journey, and an exploration of race, identity, and what we pass on to our children.
This event is brought to you by Fane, in partnership with The Africa Centre.
For one night only, the event will be broadcast on 2nd July at 6:30 pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
Tickets are available here. The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream and a copy of Sankofa (RRP £16.99) deliverable to any UK address.
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