Festival Prologue by Marlon James
DATE / TIME
3 Nov, Sun
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
VENUEVictoria Theatre and Concert Hall , Victoria Theatre
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This session is in English
What constitutes a story and who gets to tell it? In a world that is simultaneously globalised and fractured, how can one use language to reclaim conversations and identities? Man Booker Prize winner and festival headliner Marlon James, author of Black Leopard Red Wolf and A Brief History of Seven Killings, ruminates on the power of language and stories in considering diversity and representation.
Marlon James is a Jamaican writer. He is the author of four novels: John Crow's Devil, The Book of Night Women, A Brief History of Seven Killings, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, and Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Now living in Minneapolis, James teaches literature at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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