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Witness Literature: In Conversation with Beverley Naidoo
October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join award winning children’s author Beverley Naidoo and Newcastle University researcher Helen King, as we discuss her Carnegie Medal winning novel, The Other Side of Truth, and its story of Nigerian refugee children in the UK. Through Naidoo’s archive we will meet the real refugees and learn about the historical events that inspired her to write this novel; we will also see some of Naidoo’s creative process, and read some letters in response to the novel from her young readers. Our conversation will look at the relationship between fiction and reality, and explore how children’s books are used by authors and readers to explore social issues.
This event is organised and supported by the Vital North Partnership, a strategic agreement between Seven Stories and Newcastle University.