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Emily's Walking Book Club - 'Funny Boy'
Emily's Walking Book Club - 'Funny Boy'

Sun, Jul 11



Emily's Walking Book Club - 'Funny Boy'

We will walk and talk on Hampstead Heath, discussing this beautiful LGBT+ novel, Funny Boy.

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

London, London NW3 2QD, UK


Arjie, part of an affluent Tamil family in 1970s Sri Lanka, is seen as "funny" because he prefers dressing up with the girls and reading Little Women to playing cricket with his brothers. We see Arjie develop an understanding of being gay and struggle with society's growing racial tensions, as Sri Lanka dives into Civil War. Selvadurai elegantly entwines the personal and political in this beautiful, quietly devastating novel.

Organised by Daunt Books, Hampstead.

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