WF121 Bilingual Books: You Will Be Safe Here (Tout Ira Bien) by Damian Barr

  • 12 Feb 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • REMOTE on-line via Zoom
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WICE Bilingual Book Group

12 FEB 2021

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)

Damian Barr received a critics' ovation for his maiden novel, You Will Be Safe Here. Spanning South Africa's history from colonial brutality to post-apartheid turbulence, it is a tale of two mothers a century apart who are fighting for the fate of their sons. Each is unaware that their fates are intertwined -- a reminder of the legacy of crimes committed in the past.

Damian Barr will be joining Bilingual Book Group by remote to talk about his work and the craft of fiction.

‘Lean, beautiful prose … It pulls you in, breaks your heart and then ultimately repairs it.’ Jojo Moyes, The Observer.

‘Where many novels run out of steam as they approach the end, You Will Be Safe Here grows more engaging with each chapter.’ The Irish Times.

Registrations Open January 09 2020

This course will resume online only, this is due to changes in current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

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