Writing Across Lines: History, Memory and the Imagination Elleke Boehme

Date: 18/06/2016 Times: 3pm Prices: £15 Location: Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall

This interactive World Literature masterclass is a must for anyone interested in life writing, and will offer practical advice on the creative and technical issues of using fiction as a tool for exploring big ideas.

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Description

Elleke Boehmer, Professor or World Literature in English at Oxford University and biographer of Nelson Mandela, gives a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of her new book The Shouting in the Dark; a fictionalised family memoir which takes a disturbing look at the lingering legacies of colonisation in South Africa. This interactive World Literature masterclass is a must for anyone interested in life writing, and will offer practical advice on the creative and technical issues of using fiction as a tool for exploring big ideas.



Elleke Boehmer is the author of several books including Screens against the Sky (shortlisted for the David Hyam Prize 1990) and Bloodlines (shortlisted for the SANLAM Prize). She is Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford and a founding figure in the field of postcolonial literature. Her acclaimed biography of Nelson Mandela (2008) has been translated into Arabic, Malaysian, Thai, Kurdish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. She has published several other books including Stories of Women (2005), the anthology Empire Writing (1998), and Indian Arrivals: Networks of British Empire (2015).



This workshop forms part of the Writer at Work series, and can be purchased individually, or in a bundle of four masteclasses. You can find out more about Writer at Work, and book your ticket for the entire series, by clicking here.

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