Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 22 Aug 2023
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Ed book fest

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Leila Aboulela & David Diop: In Living Memory image

Please note: Leila Aboulela is no longer able to appear in this event.
David Diop returns with Beyond the Door of No Return, a historical epic set off the coast of Senegal. Drawing on the lyricism of Senegalese oral traditions, Diop recounts an escape from enslavement. Leila Aboulela’s River Spirit takes place a century later in 1890s Sudan where a family is caught up in revolutionary struggle. Hear these two writers discuss their own fascinating approaches to historical fiction.