Writing, rights and refugees. A talk by Lyndsey Stonebridge
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, NG1 2DH
Lyndsey Stonebridge will present a highly topical and timely account of refugee history and literature, drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, W.H. Auden, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, and Simone Weil. She has written the first literary history of modern statelessness that raises vital questions about sovereignty, humanism, and the future of human rights which highlights the importance of modern literature in understanding the challenges of today’s refugee ‘crisis’.