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KU Big Read Book Club Week 4 - Who Cares?

Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Price: free

KU Big Read Book Club Week 4 - Who Cares?

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.


Wilson Muleya will join us to discuss the importance of caring today. Being a carer can be challenging on its own, and more challenging still while pursuing an education or working. In our shared book, Joanie's experience of becoming a young mother during her university years, and the struggle for balance in her work life while caring for her daughter, are worth examining in more detail. We will also discuss how Kingston University already makes our environment more welcoming to young adult carers through our award-winning KU Cares. Finally we will consider how we can better understand the situation of carers and support their goals.


This week will be hosted by Wilson Muleya, Head of the Department of Social Work and Beth Taswell, Access and Support Advisor KU Cares

Relevant Chapter: 19

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alison Baverstock
Email: KUBigRead@kingston.ac.uk