Thursday, September 23, 2010

Long Time Coming - in London

Putney Library in Wandsworth, London, will present 'A Long Time Coming' on Wednesday 20 October at 7pm as part of Wandsworth's Black History Month. Writers at the event, talking about what inspires them and the writing process, will be Monireh Jassat, Nadifa Mohamed and Samantha Commey-Taylor. Monireh will be reading her short story A Lazy Sunday Afternoon from Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe. Monireh has travelled extensively from her family home in Bulawayo and has published newspaper articles, magazine features and book reviews, as well as short stories. Nadifa's debut novel, Black Mamba Boy won the 2010 Betty Trask Prize and has been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Set in 1930s Somalia, the novel charts one boy's long walk to freedom through dangerous, conflict ridden East Africa, based on the true story of the author's father's life. Samantha has spent most of her adult life working and living in Wandsworth; her writing being inspired by the people and streetscapes of Wandsworth.

Admission is free, but please book on (020) 8871 7090.

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