Friends of the Bodleian Annual Lecture: Bridging the Gap: How can Literature expand out sense of a shared Humanity?

Why do some readers think that certain novels are not for them because they are about communities different from their own? 

How can we read fiction in order to appreciate thematic undercurrents, both beyond and encompassing, for example, notions of race and gender?

How can literature bridge perceived gaps and expand our sense of a shared humanity?

In this talk, Booker-prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo will draw on some of the novels published in the first half of 2023 by British women of the African diaspora including Yomi Adegoke, Jacqueline Crooks, Diana Evans, Liv Little, Nicola Williams and Vanessa Walters.

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Full price: £10.00

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Doors open at 16:30 ready for a 17:00 start

Running time: 1 hour

Suitable for ages 12+

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