Most of the refugee stories we read about in the media are negative. But the reality for those fleeing persecution is more often about the emotional scars of torture and the struggles of building a new life.
A Country of Refuge is a collection of new writings on asylum seekers, which intends to directly challenge the negative coverage given to those leaving their homes and families behind to seek a safe haven on these shores.
Contributors to this anthology include award-winning writer Sebastian Barry, whose novel The Secret Scripture won the Costa Book of the Year; writer and critic Lucy Popescu, formerly director of English PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee; and Tim Finch, author and coordinator of the National Refugee Welcome Board.
Chaired by Rachael Kerr
Sunday 9 October,
Palace Green Library
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