Booklaunch: Michelle Green’s Jebel Marra, with Rosie Garland
- Fri 27 Mar 2015
- 7:00 pm
Comma Press presents an evening of readings and discussion to launch Michelle Green’s new short fiction collection, Jebel Marra. Inspired by Green’s experience as a humanitarian aid worker in Darfur from 2004-2005, her fifteen interlinked short stories explore the labyrinthine causes and consequences of the civil war. Written from fifteen different perspectives; from janjaweed militia to foreign journalists, aid workers to Sudanese government officials, victims, perpetrators and the people somewhere in between, these stories, though fictional, reach beyond the myths so often used to simplify this ongoing crisis. Michelle will be joined by special guest, Rosie Garland, novelist, poet, singer in post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie also appears in cabaret as twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. Her debut novel ‘The Palace of Curiosities’ won the Mslexia novel competition and the follow-up, ‘Vixen’, was a Green Carnation Prize nominee. Her latest project is a sequence of poems drawing on her experience of working for 2 years in Darfur, Sudan.