Saturday 29th April
13:00 - 13:45
‘Dad, can I ask you something?’ Jean asked, with a croak in his throat, voice breaking, falling apart like an abandoned building with no foundation to hold it up. ‘Yes, of course.’ ‘What is a refugee?’ With a vivid cast of characters and luminous prose, and shifting between London, Brussels and the Congo, No Place To Call Home is a debut about belonging, identity and immigration, of hope and hopelessness, of loss ... and love. Come and hear J J Bola read the first chapter of this moving and poetic first novel.
A Kinshasa-born, London-raised writer, poet and educator, J J Bola has published three books of poetry. His work is centred on a narrative of empowerment, humanisation and healing of trauma as well as discovery of self through art, literature and poetry. J J Bola reads at shows and festivals across the UK and the US.@JJ_Bola