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Meet author Marilyn Heward Mills

In Miscellaneous on March 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Meet Marilyn Heward Mills author of The Association of Foreign Spouses in a free event at Willesden Green Library Centre, Thursday 31 March, 7pm to 8pm.
Marilyn will talk about The Association of Foreign Spouses which is a story is a story of love, friendship, betrayal and forgiveness. It tells the story of a group of women living in Ghana, in a land that at times defeats them, among people who often disappoint and baffle them, the story tells of their trials and hardships.

The women support each other, unified by the foreignness, their distance from home and the choices they’ve made, as ultimately they are wooed by this strange place that they come to call home.

Recommended read for March

In Miscellaneous on March 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Half of a Yellow Sun, by C. N. AdichieJoin the Virtual Book Group this month and read Half of a Yellow Sun by award winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. All you have to do is read the book and share your views as comments right here on the blog, as you make your way through this enticing story. Discussion online will start from Monday 21st March 2011. To get you started here is a little bit about the book:

Set in the civil war-blighted Nigeria of the 1960s when three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as houseboy to a university lecturer. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. The third is Richard, a shy Englishman besotted with Olanna’s enigmatic sister. When the shocking savagery of the war engulfs them, their loyalties are severely tested as they are pulled apart and thrown together in ways that none of them imagined…

To borrow a copy of the book, you can reserve for free by clicking on our online library catalgogue at: www.brent.gov.uk/libraries.