4 July 2018, ‘Elsewhere, Home’ Book Launch at the Migration Museum

Join us to celebrate the launch of Elsewhere, Home, the new collection of short stories at their most moving and immediate, by prize-winning author Leila Aboulela.

Following a lively conversation exploring themes of belonging, family and home in the beautiful Migration Museum, there will be a chance to ask questions, purchase books and have them signed by the authors. There will be a bar (donations only, which go towards the upkeep of the Museum).

Leila Aboulela is an award-winning novelist and playwright. Her novels, which were all longlisted for the Orange Prize, include The Translator (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Minaret and Lyrics Alley (Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards). Translated into fourteen languages, Aboulela’s work has received a high profile for its distinctive exploration of identity, migration and Islamic spirituality. Aboulela grew up in Khartoum, Sudan, and now lives in Aberdeen.

Chibundu Onuzo is a Nigerian writer. She is author of The Spider King’s Daughter, which won a Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize for Literature. Her second novel, Welcome to Lagos, was published in January 2017 by Faber & Faber.

Everyone is most welcome. All ticket revenue goes towards the upkeep of the Migration Museum. If you are eligible for concession rates (including but not limited to students, unemployed, seniors, or if you self-identify as having a disability) and would like to attend but are prohibited by the ticket cost, please email elizabeth@saqibooks.comand we’ll see what we can do.