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Crime Fiction Readings

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DELICIOUSLY DIVERSE STORIES FROM AFRICA AND BEYOND: CRIME FICTION READINGS

When you think of African or Caribbean novels, do the same names keep cropping up? Are you eager to venture off the beaten track to discover some new, forgotten or hidden gems?

Then Join Henry Brefo Co-founder of Afrikult and Flight Journal, as he facilitates captivating Crime fiction readings and conversations with

Toby Green. Toby is the author of Imaginary Crimes amongst a diverse body of other non-fiction works which have been translated into a dozen languages. He worked as a teacher, literary agent and journalist before becoming an academic specializing in the history of West Africa in the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and he is now Senior Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture at King's College London.

Elizabeth Olushola Adeolu is a Nigerian writer who currently resides in Edinburgh, UK, where she is studying for a postgraduate degree in Linguistics and English Language. She is the writer of the detective fiction, Chasing Facades. An amalgam of romance and thriller about betrayed trust, rage, and love and the facades we pus up to hide our true selves.

Jacob Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor and creative writing tutor. His latest book, The Bone Readers, marks a new departure into crime fiction, and won the inaugural Jhalak Prize in 2017. His work has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize and chosen as one of the British Authors Club’s top three Best First Novels.

Dr Michelle Yaa Asantewa taught Fiction, Non-Fiction Writing and English Literature for a number of years at London Metropolitan University. The author of several books including The Awakening ,a collection of poems, Guyanese Komfa: the ritual art of Trance, Something Buried in the yard, and most recently Mama Lou Tales: a folkloric biography of a Guyanese Elder. She will be reading from her first novel Elijah about a 15-year old boy’s search for cultural identity.


Following an exciting partnership between Brent Libraries and Digitalback Books, a wide range of deliciously diverse stories are now available to access online with your library card. So why not join us this October as we meet the authors behind some of these exciting stories!

To view the above mentioned titles, go to www.digitalbackbooks.com and log in with your Brent library card number. Alternatively come along on the day with smart phone and your library card and we will show you how over a glass of wine!



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