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3rd Oct 2022

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All ages

Newbridge Community Library

I Don’t Want To Talk About Home - Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Kildare Library & Arts Services has announced that Kildare Readers Festival returns to venues across the County from Monday, 3rd October to Sunday, 9th October 2022. 

I Don’t Want To Talk About Home

A powerful debut memoir reframing the Syrian migrant experience and what it is to rebuild your life out of the rubble. Author Suad Aldarra will be interviewed by Mia Gallagher about her debut.


Suad Aldarra is a writer and data scientist based in Dublin. She was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents. In 2003 she moved back to her family home in Syria to study software engineering. After fleeing the war in 2012 she lived in Egypt and the US, before eventually settling in Ireland. In 2021, Suad was awarded the Art Councils of Ireland English Literature bursary. I Don't Want to Talk About Home is her debut memoir.

Mia Gallagher is based in Dublin where she writes novels, stories and non-fiction. She has also worked collaboratively as a theatre performer, deviser and playwright. Mia’s work explores damage, secrets and the interplay between people’s messy heads and the wider forces that shape them, from family to social upheaval. Her fourth and most recent book is the bilingual Dubliners (Marinoni Books, Milan, 2022), which features her short fiction alongside artworks by Mario Sughi. Mia is a contributing editor of The Stinging Fly and a member of Aosdána.

Venue: Newbridge Library 

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