Aida Edemariam & Inara Verzemnieks
Mon 20 Aug 17:45 - 18:45
The Grandmothers’ Tales
Aida Edemariam’s Ethiopian grandmother witnessed the British punitive expedition to her country and the rise of fascism after Benito Mussolini decided Ethiopia would be Italy’s 'place in the sun'. Inara Verzemnieks’s Latvian grandmother was separated from her sister at the start of the Second World War. They wouldn't see each other for more than 50 years. Two forthright writers talk about love, loss, survival and resilience.