Join us for an evening with author Moira McPartlin as she talks about her new book ‘The Incomers’.
Mission-raised Ellie Amadi expects to live a dream life when she and her son Nat leave home in West Africa to join her white, estate factor, husband James in the Fife mining village of Hollyburn. In 1966 Fife, mixed marriages are unusual, never mind interracial ones, and Ellie soon witnesses the villagers’ ignorance of outsiders. Ellie struggles to adapt to her new life and rebels against her husband’s pressure on her to conform.
Set in 1966, ‘The Incomers’ draws on deep parallels between the cultures of West Africa and Scotland. It provides a fascinating insight into the prejudice an African woman encounters on marrying a white Scot and settling in a small Fife village.
Find ‘The Incomers’ on our library catalogue.
Monday 11th June, Carnegie Library at 7.30pm
Tickets £2, refreshments provided.