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'Writing the Other' - an evening with Jemma Wayne
Fri 3 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
'Writing the Other' - an evening with Jemma Wayne (novelist and journalist)
3rd March 2017
Please note this event starts at 7.00 p.m. in Fyvie Hall, Regent Street Building and will be followed by a Reception.
Jemma will discuss writing about characters who are different from ourselves, themes of identity and what are more traditionally thought of as male topics - politics and war.
Jemma's Baileys Longlisted novel After Before was very much to do with ‘otherness', particularly the thread voiced by a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Similarly, her new book Chains of Sand explores all sorts of dividing lines: Israeli/Palestinian, Jewish/Muslim, secular/religious, immigrant/native. And both books - and much of her journalism - ask questions about the impact of these differences, even within ourselves.