Two women of colour, one in a white top and one in a black top.
Books & Debates

Revealing Secrets in Historical Fiction

Lianne Dillsworth & Kuchenga Shenjé
Sat 18 May 2024 , 20:00
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Bringing together two writers who are shining a new light on historical fiction and telling the stories that often remain hidden.

With a spellbinding gothic mystery told through the perspective of a white-passing protagonist in the Victorian era, Kuchenga Shenjé’s The Library Thief explores what being mixed-race meant in Victorian England.

In Lianne Dillsworth’s House of Shades, Doctress Hester Reeves is offered a life-changing commission but she must unearth secrets that have lain hidden for decades.  

These stories sing with truth and reconciliation and offer an honest look at the deep and long-lasting trauma of the slave trade and colonialism.

Selina Brown smiling as she sits on a stool in front of a rustic brick wall

This event will be chaired by Selina Brown.

Selina Brown is an author and CEO and Founder of the Black British Book festival.