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KU Big Read Book Club Week 1 - Food for Thought

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Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Price: free

KU Big Read Book Club Week 1 - Food for Thought

This summer we will be hosting our second virtual Kingston University Big Read Book Club. We are extremely excited to announce that The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu (winner of a Betty Trask Award) has been chosen as this year's Big Read. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members and alumni relate their fields of expertise to specific chapters from The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney.

The programme spans a wide range of subjects, from heritage and identity to fashion and art. These talks will be held weekly and will provide a great opportunity to connect with your new KU community before you arrive on campus.

Join us as we talk about many people's favourite topic – food! Food has personal, social, religious and cultural significance, and the is major theme throughout The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney; shedding important light on the cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of the characters. We will consider the importance of food for nutrition, as well as cultural and emotional connections we develop through making and sharing food. We will be discussing the moments in the novel where food is most present and the importance of maintaining cultural connections through eating.

This week will be hosted by Hilda Mulrooney, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kingston University.

Relevant Chapters: 9, 10, 12, 15, 19, 21

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alison Baverstock