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Manchester Adult
30 June, 2023

Manchester Adult

Venue 2(Adult)

Manchester Central Library St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD

Date: 17/09/2023

Time : 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Author: Derek Owusu

Book : Losing the plot

Losing the Plot: A Journey of Identity and Connection

Step into the thought-provoking world of Derek Owusu, as he unravels the complex tapestry of family, migration, and self-discovery in his acclaimed book, “Losing the Plot.” Join us for an immersive workshop event that delves deep into the emotional landscapes of the mother-son relationship, exploring themes of displacement, cultural identity, and the power of storytelling.

Through the masterful storytelling of Derek Owusu, we embark on a poignant journey to understand the life of his mother before his own existence. From her roots in Ghana to her journey of parenthood in an unfamiliar and often isolating environment in the UK, the echoes of her displacement reverberate through generations. Through the dual perspectives of mother and son, Owusu skillfully weaves a narrative that is both emotionally raw and delightfully playful, experimenting with form to illuminate the immigrant experience.

In this captivating workshop, Derek Owusu will guide participants through an exploration of identity, heritage, and the narratives that shape our lives. Through interactive discussions, reflective activities, and creative exercises, we will delve into the profound impact of migration on personal and collective identities. Owusu’s unique storytelling style will inspire us to challenge assumptions, bridge cultural divides, and celebrate the diverse stories that make up our shared human experience.

As a longlisted author for prestigious literary prizes such as Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2023 and the Dylan Thomas Prize 2023, Derek Owusu has received critical acclaim for his ability to illuminate the nuances of human connection and belonging. This workshop offers a rare opportunity to engage directly with the mind behind the captivating prose and delve deeper into the themes and inspirations that shaped “Losing the Plot.”

Join us for an unforgettable experience as we explore the powerful narratives that shape our lives. Let Derek Owusu guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, empathy, and the exploration of untold stories. This event is not to be missed for literature enthusiasts, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in delving into the complexities of cultural identity and the immigrant experience.

Limited spaces are available for this exclusive workshop event. Reserve your spot now for “Losing the Plot: A Journey of Identity and Connection.” Prepare to be moved, inspired, and gain a deeper understanding of the narratives that shape our lives.

Please note that copies of “Losing the Plot” will be available for purchase, and Derek Owusu will be present to sign books and engage in insightful conversations with attendees. Prepare to embark on a literary adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your understanding of identity and the power of storytelling.

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