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Myths of Homecoming in Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane'

Friday 5 February 2016, 4.00PM to 5.00pm

Speaker(s): Lotta Schneidemesser

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum Short Talk

Lotta Schneidemesser will be speaking about the idea of home in Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane'. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003, Monica Ali's novel follows the life of Nazneen, a Bangladeshi woman who moves to London at the age of 18, to marry an older man, Chanu. Lotta will be considering different representations and experiences of home in the novel, and what the notion of belonging might mean.

The talk will be 20-30 mins long, after which there will be questions and a discussion over wine and cheese. There will also be vegan and gluten free options.

Location: Centre for Modern Studies office, BS/118, first floor, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All welcome