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Past event held on Tuesday 14 November

Talking about the novel Black Butterflies with
author Priscilla Morris and Nicole Lampert
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Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris
Black Butterflies is published by Duckworth in paperback at £9.99.

Priscilla Morris

Black Butterflies

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize 2023

Shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2023

Shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2023

Shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Prize 2023

Sarajevo, spring 1992. Each night, nationalist gangs erect barricades, splitting the diverse city into ethnic enclaves; each morning, the residents – whether Muslim, Croat or Serb – push the makeshift barriers aside. When violence finally spills over, Zora, an artist and teacher, sends her husband and elderly mother to safety with her daughter in England.

Reluctant to believe that hostilities will last more than a handful of weeks, she stays behind while the city falls under siege. As the assault deepens and everything they love is laid to waste, black ashes floating over the rooftops, Zora and her friends are forced to rebuild themselves, over and over. Theirs is a breathtaking story of disintegration, resilience and hope.






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