An Evening with Dina Nayeri

Friday 21st June 19:00 - 21:00 at Norwich - Castle Street

In partnership with Norwich Refugee Week, we are most excited to announce that we are welcoming Dina Nayeri, author of the forthcoming "The Ungrateful Refugee", a stunning account of the experiences of a refugee in their host country, which was the Guardian's most widely shared Long Read in 2017. Her previous books, "Refuge" and "A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea" have been translated into 14 languages and have earned Dina a host of awards and recognition, including winning the 2018 UNESCO City of Literature Paul Engle Prize and having her short stories published in the New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker and the Wall Street Journal.

"The Ungrateful Refugee" asks: what is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world. To be a refugee is to grapple with your place in society, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with a new, unfamiliar home. All this while bearing the burden of gratitude in your host nation: the expectation that you should be forever thankful for the space you have been allowed. Inspired by Dina's own experiences as a refugee, "The Ungrateful Refugee" recalibrates the conversation around the refugee experience. Here are the real human stories of what it is like to be forced to flee your home, and to journey across borders in the hope of starting afresh."

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Norwich - Castle Street Waterstones, Norwich - Castle Street
Friday 21st June 19:00 - 21:00
£3.00 general admission

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