Dislocations

David Bergen and Blaise Ndala

Dislocations

David Bergen and Blaise Ndala

5:00pm

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

Award-winning writers David Bergen and Blaise Ndala come together for a fascinating discussion on their new novels, both gripping stories of displacement, political turmoil and betrayal.

Scotiabank Giller Prize-winner Bergen’s Away from the Dead immerses us in Ukraine during the chaos of the Russian Revolution and a fight for love and sanctuary; while Ndala’s In the Belly of the Congo charts the lives of two unforgettable women, examining the colonial legacy between Belgium and the Congo. Both are deeply human stories of vulnerability and love in times of violence.

Moderated by Salma Hussain.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Award-winning writers David Bergen and Blaise Ndala come together for a fascinating discussion on their new novels, both gripping stories of displacement, political turmoil and betrayal.

Scotiabank Giller Prize-winner Bergen’s Away from the Dead immerses us in Ukraine during the chaos of the Russian Revolution and a fight for love and sanctuary; while Ndala’s In the Belly of the Congo charts the lives of two unforgettable women, examining the colonial legacy between Belgium and the Congo. Both are deeply human stories of vulnerability and love in times of violence.

Moderated by Salma Hussain.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

David Bergen is the author of numerous acclaimed novels and short-story collections, including The Time In Between, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Out of Mind, winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. Away from the Dead is his 13th book of fiction.

Read more about David Bergen

Blaise Ndala is an award-winning novelist. His previous works, "J'irai danser sur la tombe de Senghor" and "Sans capote ni kalachnikov" have both been nominated and won numerous awards. "Dans le ventre du Congo" (In the Belly of the Congo) won the Prix Kourouma and the Prix Ivoire for African Literature. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Blaise Ndala emigrated to Canada in 2007. He worked as a representative in Haiti for the NGO Avocats sans frontières Canada and is now a jurist in Ottawa. Connect with him at his website BlaiseNdala.com or on Twitter at @Blaise_Ndala.

Read more about Blaise Ndala

5:00pm

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

Away from the Dead by , In the Belly of the Congo by ,
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