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Adania Shibli and David Olusoga with Ayisha Osori

Hay Festival Lviv Bookforum Series: History & homelands

NBO LitFest 2024, 

There’s truth in the African proverb: “Until the lion tells his tale, the hunt will always glorify the hunter”. Conflict and revisionist history result in the systematic destruction of a people, their homes and cultural heritage. In the face of such devastating erasure, the artist is called upon to serve as griot and keeper of names. Sometimes, their mere existence, whether in exile or in their homeland, is enough resistance. Award-winning Palestinian author, Adania Shibli and British historian, writer and filmmaker, David Olusoga OBE explore their memories of home.

Featured writers: Adania Shibli and David Olusoga

Moderator: Ayisha Osori

Adania Shibli and David Olusoga with Ayisha Osori