Cassava Republic: A Conversation with Sarah Winman and Sarah Ladipo Manyika

13/04/2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CassavaRepublictJoin Sarah Winman and Sarah Ladipo Manyika for an interesting cross cultural take on the challenges of writing about old age. Journalist and broadcaster Funmi Iyanda will chair the event.

Winner of New Writer of the Year at the Galaxy Book Awards and Waterstones 11, Sarah Winman received rave reviews for her first novel When God was a Rabbit. Her latest novel, ‘A Year of Marvellous Ways’ celebrates the rejuvenating power of memories and storytelling. Octogenarian Marvellous comes across a troubled soldier returning from the battlefields in France whose faith in life is restored and learns to marvel at life again.

Another elderly protagonist takes centre stage in Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s new novel, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun. Dr Morayo lives in San Franciso and through her perceptive eyes the reader explores society’s attitudes to ageing and her own feelings about the subject.

“If aging be a lamp, then Morayo, the protagonist in Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, is a mesmerizing glow. Astute, sensual, funny, and moving.” Noviolet Bulawayo

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