This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series
Swansea University Centenary Lecture Series
Curated and introduced by Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers
Kamila Shamsie – Home Fire
Over the last twenty years Kamila Shamsie has established herself as one of the most vital and interesting novelists at work today. Her books have captured the minds and hearts of readers across the world. Join Kamila as she discusses her latest novel with Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers. A re-telling of Sophocles’s Antigone in a contemporary landscape of jihad, a security state and the pressures of radicalisation upon family, love and friendship, Home Fire is a tour de force that powerfully illustrates how fiction can not only capture the present moment but also present the most challenging of its questions with empathy and insight.
‘Brave and brilliant… shocking and strangely beautiful’ SUNDAY TIMES
Followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books available to purchase from Cover to Cover Bookshop.
Sponsored by Swansea Building Society.
This event is part of the Being Human festival: The UK’s only national festival of the humanities www.beinghumanfestival.org
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