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Child Migrant Voices in Modern Britain - 'I Much Prefer Roasted Rat'

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article thumb - pictures of some people who came to Britain seeking sanctuary

pictures of some people who came to Britain seeking sanctuary

Summary

Author Eithne Nightingale is joined by contributors to her book Child Migrant Voices in Modern Britain. Readings will be followed by a discussion about how child migrants have felt welcomed or shunned by British society.

Date & time

Date:15 June 2024

Time:7pm to 9pm

Event Details

Address:John Harvard Library
211 Borough High Street
London

Post code:SE1 1JA

Website:www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries

Tickets:Free on Eventbrite

Book tickets:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/child-migrant-voices-in-modern-britain-i-much-prefer-roasted-rat-tickets-894289071687?aff=oddtdtcreator

Email: nell.cooper@southwark.gov.uk

Open hours:Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm

Twitter:twitter.com@southwarklibs

Description

Eithne Nightingale, author of Child Migrant Voices in Modern Britain: Oral Histories 1930s -Present Day, published by Bloomsbury 2024 is joined by those who have contributed to the book. Maurice Nwokeji who survived the Biafran war; Rajonuddin Jalal, from Bangladesh, a youth activist against the National Front featured in Channel 4 programme Defiance; Linh Vu who escaped Vietnam by boat and Mariia Riasenko who fled war in Ukraine will read from their respective chapters. This will be followed by a discussion about how child migrants have felt welcomed or shunned by British society.
The evening ends with a reggae performance including of music inspired by Maurice's experience of war.
Free drink refreshments and signed books for sale.
For more information on the book, related films and events see www.childmigrantstories.com

Transport

By Bus:21, 35, 40, 133, 343

By Tube:Borough or London Bridge

By Train:London Bridge

Map

Accessibility

Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Assistance dogAssistance dogs welcome

If steps outside no more than 3If steps outside no more than 3

Level access toiletLevel access toilet

Positive about disabledPositive about disabled people

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