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It is 1997 and scholar Marina observes Constance, a young Rwandan refugee, walk away from her crying son on the streets of Harlem. There follows a life-changing series of events - “A strange unfolding”, says Marina, looking back later.  From the kibbutz of Israel, to the horrors of the Rwandan civil war, to the brownstones of Harlem, Alice Nelson’s exquisite The Children’s House is a moving meditation on trauma and loss, motherhood and identity.

Chair: Susan Wyndham


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