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Past Festivals

Past Event

City Reads 2017

Sharon Duggal

The Handsworth Times

Brighton-based British Asian writer Sharon Duggal’s debut novel is this year's 'big read' for adults. A book of our times and an essential read for everyone who believes in society. Set in 1981, when factories are closing, unemployment is high, the NF is marching and neglected inner cities are ablaze as riots break out across Thatcher's fractured Britain. The Agarwal family are facing their own personal tragedy, but their pain is eased through humour, friendship and community.

Join Sharon as she talks candidly to writer and critic Amy Raphael about her inspirations for the novel in this special event marking the culmination of City Reads.

Produced by Collected Works CIC

Books & Debate
Sun 14 May, 4.30pm


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