Event: Stubborn Archivist with Yara Rodrigues Fowler
July 4 @ 19:00 - 21:00£5
Join us as we welcome Yara Rodrigues Fowler to read from and discuss her debut novel, STUBBORN ARCHIVIST, with Bridget Minamore.
When your mother considers another country home, it’s hard to know where you belong. When the people you live among can’t pronounce your name, it’s hard to know exactly who you are. And when your body no longer feels like your own, it’s hard to understand your place in the world.
This is a novel of growing up between cultures, of finding your space within them and of learning to live in a traumatized body. Our stubborn archivist tells her story through history, through family conversations, through the eyes of her mother, her grandmother and her aunt and slowly she begins to emerge into the world, defining her own sense of identity.
Yara Rodrigues Fowler grew up in a Brazilian-English household in London, where she still lives. She has a BA in English from Oxford and an MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. Yara is a trustee of Latin American Women’s Aid, the only refuge run for and by Latin American women in the UK and has also given workshops on gender and power to teenage girls with feminist organisation Fearless Futures. Yara’s writing has been published in Litro, and the UCL Publishers’ Prize, and she received a Special Mention in the 2015 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Competition.
Bridget Minamore is a British-Ghanaian writer from south-east London. She is a poet, critic, essayist, and journalist, often writing about pop culture, theatre, race and class. She has been chosen as one of Speaking Volumes’ 40 Stars of Black British Literature, has read her work internationally, and is the lead tutor for the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. TITANIC (Out-Spoken Press), her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss, was published in May 2016.