Past Event
Books & Debates

Time Shifts

Mon 3 Feb 2020

Sometimes the words freeze and you have to melt it to hear the talk’ Sam Selvon

A human existence is all motion – some in distance, some in time. What is the key that slides us from one world into the next? Is it the shape a body takes, or a wound? Do we move in space or time?

Two immensely inventive debut novels – Butterfly Fish by Irenosen Okojie and Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler – draw us into worlds that blur the line between time and distance, embracing disparate continents in their linguistically rich narratives. Join us and experience new slants on migrations: continental and time shifts. Moderated by world traveller and social commentator Naana Orleans-Amissah.