A compelling story of family history weaving in scandals, broken marriages and political machinations, Canterbury-based author Lyn Innes portrays a royal family's fall from power between 1840 and 1940. A family story that exposes the complex prejudices regarding class and race, work and family, religion and gender, at the heart of recent British and Indian history. She is in conversation with Sarah Lonsdale.
Lyn Innes is Professor of Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent. Born and educated in Australia, she moved to North America where she earned a PhD from Cornell University and taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she became associate editor of OKIKE: An African Journal of New Writing, founded by Chinua Achebe. She has co-edited two volumes of African short stories with Achebe.
Sarah Lonsdale is a journalist and writer, living in Whitstable, by the sea, and working at City University, London. She is the author of Rebel Women Between the Wars: Fearless Writers and Adventurers.
|Event Date||Sat 12 Feb 6:00 pm|