Man Booker International Readings

Readings and Music

Now on the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, Mathias Enard’s nocturnal and musical Goncourt-winning novel Compass (Fitzcarraldo Editions) spans the restless night of an insomniac musicologist drifting between dreams and memories of the Middle East, of Aleppo, Damascus and Tehran, as well as of various writers, artists, musicians and orientalists. Also longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Alain Mabanckou’s Black Moses (Serpent’s Tail), a larger than life comic tale set in 1970s Congo, shows the struggle of a young man obsessed with helping the helpless in an unjust world. Storytellers Alia Alzougbi and David Mildon, accompanied by oud player Rihab Azar, invite you to celebrate this year's two French language Man Booker novels.

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Compass - M.Enard
Compass (Fitzcarraldo, 2017)
Translated by Charlotte Mandell

Black Moses - Mabanckou
Black Moses (Serpent’s Tail, 2017)
Translated by Helen Stevenson

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6.30pm – 7.30pm £10, conc.£8

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Alain Mabanckou Alia Alzougbi* David Mildon* Mathias Enard Rihab Azar*