Writing Our Legacy is delighted to present British Black author and former Brightonian Sharon Otoo. Last year, Sharon won the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann prize with short story "Herr Gröttrup Sits Down", which she wrote in German and tells the story about the rocket scientist who worked for the Nazis, then the USSR.
Sharon will be joined by authors Colin Grant (A Smell of Burning, Vintage, 2016) and Umi Sinha (Belonging, Myriad Editions, 2015).
Come enjoy an evening of readings, discussion and after party social.
Friday 24 February 2017 The Old Market, Hove Doors 6:45pm, starts 7.30pm
Pay bar Afro-Caribbean food from Benjie's Kitchen will be on sale Copies of author books will be on sale for signing
In association with Word Factory and Spread the Word Supported by Arts Council England
Sharon describes herself as a 'Black British mother, activist, author and editor. Black is deliberately written with a capital B.'
From the darkest days of the British Raj to the aftermath of the First World War, Belonging tells the interwoven story of three generations and their struggles to understand and free themselves from a troubled history steeped in colonial violence. This is a novel of secrets that unwind through Lila Langdon's story of exile to England, through her grandmother Cecily's letters home from India, and through the diaries kept by her father, Henry, as he puzzles over the enigma of his birth and his stormy marriage to the mysterious Rebecca.
One day Colin Grant's teenage brother Christopher failed to emerge from the bathroom. His family broke down the door to find him unconscious on the floor. None of their lives were ever the same again. Christopher was diagnosed with epilepsy. This book tells the remarkable story of this strange and misunderstood disorder.