24 Jul

Tales of the Empire Café

19:00 — 20:30
Empire Café, Glasgow

Fred D’Aguiar and James Robertson will be discussing the Scottish links with the Caribbean created by the slave trade. Both will talk about how they have reflected on this in their own novels (Robertson’s Joseph Knight) and poetry (D’Aguiar’s Bloodlines and British Subjects).

Part of the 2014 Commonwealth Culture Programme.

A series of free evening literature events by Scottish PEN which unites Commonwealth and Scottish writers along the route of the Queens Baton Relay across Scotland. Every event will examine a movement in Commonwealth history and allow the authors to discuss their relative works. This project is supported by the 2014 Commonwealth Games Culture funding from Creative Scotland.