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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Josefu’s Thousand Hills
Thursday 16 May 2019, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Josefu’s Thousand Hills

Thursday 16 May at 2.00 pm

Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Dr Tamara Dragadze, author of Josefu’s Thousand Hills, and Dr Olivier Nyirubugara, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Josefu Mutesa, British born of Ugandan parents, slowly recalls his experiences in Rwanda, 'land of a thousand hills' where he went as a UN official to record and report on the violent events that had just taken place. The magnitude of political treachery and human betrayal causes him to break down and he is removed to Canada where he attempts to recover with the help of friends, part owns a bookshop there and leads a quiet life. Now, six years later, He decides to drive across Canada and face his demons. Crossing the prairies accompanied by ghosts that demand their stories be heard, he takes us on a parallel journey between time and place that is both sensitive and harrowing. One that we shall not forget.

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe (TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

Location : Anthropology Library, British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom