is British, born in Eritrea to an Eritrean mother and an Ethiopian father. He spent his early life in a refugee camp in Sudan following the Om Hajar massacre in 1976, and in his early teens he lived and studied in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His first novel, The Consequences of Love, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and has been translated into more than 20 languages. He just finished his new novel.
«The night that the trial against Saba was announced by the camp’s court clerk, I was sitting in front of my cinema screen. Cinema Silenzioso.
The full moon shone upon the camp which I viewed through my screen. The clerk rode his donkey in the narrow dusty streets. His silhouette skittered among the huts. Into his megaphone, he declared the start of the most significant trial in the camp’s history.».
Sulaiman Addonia, from Saba, work in progress.
Eritrea > Sudan > Saudi Arabia > London, time and again.
Teatro Sociale, Saturday September 17, 2 PM