Portuguese writer Dulce Maria Cardoso spent her childhood in Angola, returning to Portugal following the Angolan civil war of independence in 1975. Her award-winning novels have been widely translated.
Hear her talk about her latest, The Return, published in English last year and dealing with issues of identity and belonging. The story follows a boy who’s forced to return to his country of birth, Portugal, after growing up in Angola, and who is trying to find a place he feels is home.
Dulce will be joined by Rosie Goldsmith, journalist and founder of the European Literature Network.
This event is funded by the European Commission and the Portuguese Cultural Institute, and supported by the Royal Society of Literature and West Midlands Readers’ Network.
7 October 2017, 12-1 pm, Birmingham Literature Festival, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND
Tickets: £8 / £6.40 concessions. Buy here.