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Representing Kingston

  • Attenborough Film Theatre The University of Leicester (map)

On Saturday 17 November 2018, poet, novelist and broadcaster Kei Miller, and novelist and short story writer Kerry Young, will read from and talk about their fiction.

The readings and discussion will focus on Miller’s Augustown (2016) and Young’s Pao (2011, the first in a trilogy), two novels which convey Jamaica’s past and present through their portrayal of particular Kingston neighbourhoods. Challenging perceptions of inner-city Kingston as a criminogenic ghetto, these novels foreground the city’s multiple identities and histories.

This is a free event open to everyone but booking is required. To book email Dr Lucy Evans at The University of Leicester on

This event is organised in collaboration with The University of Leicester as part of an AHRC-funded research network ‘Dons, Yardies and Posses: Representations of Jamaican Organised Crime’, and supported by the School of Arts as part of the School’s annual Literary Leicester festival. (View the Literary Leicester Facebook page for current Literary Leicester news).