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Jason Donald & Jenny Erpenbeck

Helping Hand

Sunday 20 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Two novels illuminate how we treat the dispossessed. Jason Donald's Dalila flees a violent past in Kenya, only to discover that what she faces in London may be just as brutal. In Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, winner of the 2015 Independent Foreign...