photograph Sindiwe Magona & Kachi A. Ozumba

A literary reading

Location: Percy Building, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 25th March 2010, 19:00

South African novelist, memoirist, playwright and storyteller, Sindiwe Magona, will be a Visiting Fellow at NCLA for a month from March to April 2010. Her memoirs, To My Children’s Children (1990) and Forced to Grow (1992) draw on her experience of poverty and her struggles as a woman against apartheid. Her novel, Mother to Mother (1998) explores compassion and hope as well as violence.

Shame and anger fill me day and night. Shame at what my son has done. Anger at what has been done to him
(From Mother to Mother)

Kachi A. Ozumba is a Creative Writing PhD student at Newcastle University and a winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and Arts Council England’s Decibel Penguin Short Story Prize. The Shadow of a Smile is his first novel.

"Ozumba's gift for capturing detail is astonishing." The Independent

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Published: 12th January 2010

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