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Jack Mapanje – exiled Malawian poet

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In partnership with Ripon Poetry Festival

Malawian poet Jack Mapanje talks about the impact of imprisonment and exile on his poetry.

“Jack was the head of English at the Chancellor College, the main campus of the University of Malawi before being imprisoned in 1987 for his collection Of Chameleons and Gods, which indirectly criticized the administration of President Hastings Banda. He was released in 1991 and emigrated to the UK, where he worked as a teacher.” – Wikipedia

2pm, Thorpe Prebend House, High St Agnesgate

Tickets £5/£3 from Eventbrite, the Little Ripon Bookshop, or on the door.