Wayétu Moore & Nadia Owusu: On Belonging
Meet two women who combine breathtaking life stories with an uncommon ability to write about them. Wayétu Moore joined us last year with her fictional reimagining of Liberia’s history, She Would Be King. Now she returns to tell her true life story and it’s every bit as exhilarating. The Dragons, The Giant, The Women tells the story of her family’s harrowing escape from civil war in Liberia in 1989. The Giant of the title is Moore’s father, hurrying his five year old daughter along the road, while The Dragons are the warring rebels who are chasing them. Nadia Owusu’s Aftershocks is the riveting and deeply emotional story of her nomadic childhood, moving with her father between Europe and America. Abandoned by her mother at the age of two, Owusu was then orphaned at the age of thirteen after the death of her father. Then Nadia’s stepmother weighed her down with a revelation that was either a bombshell secret or a lie. Join Moore and Owusu as they share their remarkable memories with journalist Leah Cowan.
This is a pre-recorded event. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, you’ll watch the event on a large screen in the venue.
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Friday 16 February