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‘The Broken Word’

7:00pm, Tuesday 19 May 2009, If you would like to attend the Book Club, or would like further information, please join the Institute of Ideas and contact Geoff Kidder on 020 7269 9224 or email

Shirley Dent introduced The Broken Word by Adam Foulds

Set in Kenya in the 1950s, The Broken Word is a poetic sequence that animates and illuminates a dark, terrifying period in British colonial history. Written with rigour, intelligence, and a fierce, unsparing clarity, this is profound, lyrical work with that rare confidence and thrilling originality that announce the arrival of a significant new voice.