Anita Sethi – I Belong Here
Sunday 7 August, 3pm-4pm
Venue: Marsden Mechanics, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW
Ticket price: £7 (£5 concessions)
Age guidance: 10+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)
For access information, contact the venue on 01484 844687
Huddersfield Literature Festival presents an unmissable talk by a powerful and refreshing new voice in nature writing.
After a race-hate crime, which left her with panic attacks and anxiety, Anita Sethi longed for wide-open spaces. In an act of resistance and to reclaim her right to belong, she embarked on a journey across the Pennines.
I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain is a beautifully written and truly inspiring account of her journey of reclamation through the natural landscapes of the north, exploring identity, nature, place and belonging.
I Belong Here was shortlisted for the 2021 Wainwright Prize and won the 2021 Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-fiction.
“A memoir of rare power.” The Guardian
“For anyone who has ever felt out of place, I Belong Here is a moving and comforting read. For everyone else, it is an education. And while punchier and more political than most nature writing, this book is a thing of beauty.” Sunday Times