Khaled Khalifa and Neema Shah
Past Event

Global Conversations: Aftermaths

This event has been cancelled | Khaled Khalifa (Syria) & Neema Shah (UK)
Thu 26 May 2022
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'The citizen takes his city for granted far too often. He forgets to marvel.'– Carlos Fuentes 

Our online Global Conversations series enables dialogues across borders between some of the most creative minds of our planet

What happens when you can no longer walk the streets you know, and your life is suddenly all novelty? Khaled Khalifa's latest novel, No One Prayed Over Their Graves, and Neema Shah's début, Kololo Hill, explore this conundrum from different angles – the former after a fatal 1907 flood in a village near Aleppo, the latter after Idi Amin's expulsion of Asians from Uganda in 1972. 

In Aftermaths, the authors discuss the events that inspired these novels that explore past joys and reflect on what it means to adjust to life under new realities: what dreams to embrace, what hopes to abandon.