IN CONVERSATION: JASON DONALD
‘As compelling as it is tough, sidestepping piety in favour of clear-eyed infectious anger.’ - Rebecca Nicolson, Sunday Times
Irene Dalila Mwathi comes from Kenya with a brutally violent personal history. Once she wanted to be a journalist, now all she wants is to be safe.
When she finally arrives, bewildered, in London, she is attacked by the very people paid to protect her, and she has no choice but to step out on her own into this strange new world.
Through a dizzying array of interviews, lawyer’s meetings, regulations and detention centres, she realises that what she faces may be no less dangerous than the violence she has fled. Written with grace, humour and compassion, Jason Donald’s timely and thought-provoking novel tackles its uncomfortable subject matter in a deeply affecting way.
When: Saturday 21st October, 11am
Where: Bonar Hall
Tickets: £3, concession £2