Free

Sheena Wilkinson - Hope Against Hope

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

No Alibis Bookstore

83 Botanic Avenue

Belfast

BT7 1JL

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
Join us for the launch of Sheena Wilkinson's new book Hope Against Hope.

About this Event

Ireland is at war, communities torn apart by bitter hatred – and now a hard border. But brave young women stand up for hope.

It is 1921. Ireland has been at war with Britain for two years.

Communities are torn apart by bitter hatred – and now a hard border.

Helen’s Hope in Belfast is a hostel for girls, a feminist and non-sectarian space. Stella refuses to use the work of her girls to make political symbols, but her resistance leads eventually to a violent attack on the hostel.

Nothing could be more apposite at this moment than a novel about how hard borders and political division drive wedges into the hearts of communities.

Praise for Hope Against Hope:

“I devoured this book in one furious reading session. Funny, moving and full of wisdom, Hope Against Hope shows Sheena Wilkinson is a writer at the top of her game.” – Jan Carson, winner of the EU Prize for Literature 2019

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

No Alibis Bookstore

83 Botanic Avenue

Belfast

BT7 1JL

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved