Eva Hoffman and Sathnam Sangera in conversation with Sue Cowan-Jenssen
The Relational School (of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy) and the Freud Museum are holding a series of intimate evening forums addressing the subject of memoir from the perspective of how writing and publishing has come to affect the individual’s experience of their own story. Conveying a life illuminates profound aspects of our human story and our struggles to situate ourselves and to belong. As organisations concerned with the meaning and impact of reflection, we are delighted to welcome these esteemed memoirists to join us in conversation and reflection upon what it means to have shared their history in this way.
19th September 2012 7.30pm
Eva Hoffman Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language
Sathnam Sanghera The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
Eva Hoffman is a writer and academic. She has been a professor of literature and creative writing at several high profile American universities as well as editor for The New York Times Book Review.
Sathnam Sanghera is a feature writer and columnist for The Times. ‘Boy with the Topknot’ is an acclaimed best seller and won ‘The Mind Book of the Year’ in 2009.
Both have written powerful memoirs of living in and between two very different cultures and of the impact of this experience on their identity and psyche.
Sue Cowan-Jenssen is a founder member of the Relational School. She is an integrative psychotherapist and EMDR Consultant.
28th November 2012 7.30pm
Jackie Kay Red Dust Road
Gillian Slovo Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country
Jackie Kay is a Scottish poet and novelist. She was adopted into a white Glaswegian family where her father and mother were also communists and full time political activists. In 2010 she published ‘Red Dust Road’, an account of her search for her birth parents, a white Scottish woman and a Nigerian man.
Gillian Slovo is a playwright, novelist and memoirist. ‘Every Secret Thing’ is an account of her childhood in South Africa where her communist parents were significant figures in forbidden anti-apartheid politics.
Both of these memoirs are poignant accounts of the way in which the personal is woven in with great social movements of our time.
Tickets £14/£10 concessions and Members of TRS or Freud Museum London. Book online at www.freud.org.uk/ or call +44 (0) 20 7435 2002.
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Venue: The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX
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