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Jackie Kay and Kit de Waal
October 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
£12/£9.60, Festival Pass: FREE
We are thrilled to be welcoming the new Makar, Jackie Kay, back to the Festival. Jackie is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays, whose subtle investigation into the complexities of identity have been informed by her own life. Born in Edinburgh to a Scottish mother and Nigerian father, she was adopted as a baby by a white couple.
Kit de Waal’s debut novel, My Name is Leon, was published earlier this year, to critical and popular acclaim. A coming of age tale, told by a mixed race nine year old boy in foster care, it’s a profoundly moving story of love, identity and almost unbearable loss.
Jackie and Kit will be in conversation, and also read from their work. This will be a lively and unforgettable event. Don’t miss it.
Sponsored by University of Birmingham
How to Book:
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