EIBF - Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Thordis Elva & Courtney Sina Meredith with Jackie Kay
Aug
19
8:45pm 8:45pm

EIBF - Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Thordis Elva & Courtney Sina Meredith with Jackie Kay

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Today, Jackie Kay brings together guests from three remarkably different continents. Argentinian novelist Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s Slum Virgin tells the story of Cleopatra, a transvestite who renounces prostitution after the Virgin Mary appears...

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EIBF - Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series (Free)
Aug
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

EIBF - Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series (Free)

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All over the world, groups of people remain under threat from the mainstream population of their country. These persecuted minorities all share rich traditions of storytelling and today’s readings include writing selected by the Uyghur people of China, the Palestinian diaspora, the Kurdish people and Scottish Gypsy Travellers. Chaired by Scottish PEN, the readers include Jim Aitken, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara and Iyad Hayatleh.

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Championing Latin American Lit: an evening with Charco Press (Free)
Aug
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Championing Latin American Lit: an evening with Charco Press (Free)

We’re delighted to be showcasing two of Charco’s authors, Ariana Harwicz and Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, who are considered to be at the forefront of the so-called new Argentinian fiction. Both authors will be reading from and discussing their newly translated novels, Harwicz from Die, My Love and Cámara from Slum Virgin.

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