Author Suad Aldarra in conversation with Sue Divin

St Columb's Hall

Author Suad Aldarra in conversation with Sue Divin
An event for readers, writers and everyone with an interest in human stories of culture and identity.

Suad Aldarra is Dublin-baseda  writer and data scientist. Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents, in 2003 she moved back to Syria to study software engineering. After fleeing the war in 2012 she lived in Egypt and the US, before eventually settling in Ireland. In 2021, Suad was awarded the Art Councils of Ireland English Literature bursary. I Don’t Want to Talk About Home is her debut memoir.

‘Powerful, fascinating and deeply moving – this book pushes aside our lazy images of human migration and refugees. I loved it’. – Roddy Doyle

‘A singular and moving portrait of the chaotic times in which we’re living. Suad provides a unique view into how, religion, family, and love mix together into a modern story of losing and finding a home in a world torn apart by war and conflict.’ UNICEF

Suad will be in conversation with Sue Divin, Derry-based author of Carnegie shortlisted novel Guard Your Heart and Truth Be Told (Macmillan).

Pre Booking is not essential but is encouraged to assist with event management

Venue Accessibility: If you have any queries or if you require assistance, please email [email protected]

Genres: Literature | Poetry
Age Suitability: All Ages
Features: Wheelchair accessible
Address: St Columb’s Hall, Newmarket Street, Orchard Street, Londonderry, UK
Locations: Derry
Event Start Time (pm)
7 pm
Event End Time (pm)
8 pm
Booking required