Refugee Tales: Volume II at Ilkley Literature Festival

13 Oct 2017 - 7.30PM - 7.00

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

After years of travelling and losing almost everything – country, children, wife, farm – an Afghan man finds unexpected warmth and comfort in a stranger’s home… Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales communicates the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Poet Ian Duhig (The Walking Man’s Tale) and Booker Prize nominated novelist Kamila Shamsie (The Lover’s Tale) consider how poets and novelists create a space where these stories can be heard, and listening becomes an act of welcome.

Tickets available to purchase HERE

Venue: St Margaret's Hall