photograph Nuruddin Farah

Leverhulme lecture

Location: G11, Percy Building, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 20th May 2010, 17:30

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah has been awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship to spend four months with the NCLA between 2010 and 2011. One of the greatest African novelists writing today, he was the winner in 1998 of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. He is currently resident in South Africa, having spent many years as a political exile from his own country. His novels, which include Sardines (1981), Maps (1986), Gifts (1993), Secrets (1998) and Knots (2007) are distinguished for the lyricism with which they explore both wide-ranging politics and intimate family relationships. During his time in Newcastle he will give a series of lectures on ‘Exile and Imagination’ and will be working on his version of the play Antigone.

This event is free and there is no need to book.

Published: 12th January 2010

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