7-15 October 2017

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Nikesh Shukla, Coco Khan and Miss L: The Good Immigrant

Durham Book Festival is proud to present this extraordinary state of the nation collection, from 21 diverse and exciting British BAME voices. The collection was crowd-funded by Unbound in just three days, with widespread support, including a £5,000 pledge from JK Rowling.

In The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla gathers together 21 emerging writers for a series of essays about race and immigration. Poignant, weary, polemic, sometimes humorous, sometimes angry, the collection explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay, what it means to be mixed race, and where your place is in the world if you’re unwelcome in the place you call home.

For this event Nikesh Shukla, who was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award for his novel Coconut Unlimited, is joined by contributors Miss L, the creator of Casting Call Woe, and writer and
editor Coco Khan.

Chaired by Rachael Kerr

Saturday 8 October,
7pm-8pm

Palace Green Library

£6/£4

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Saturday 8 October,
7pm-8pm

Palace Green Library

£6/£4

This event has passed