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).
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