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Marlon James: Black Leopard, Red Wolf

The Man Booker winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings launches the first novel in his highly anticipated Dark Star trilogy.

Drawn from vivid African history and mythology, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a saga of breathtaking adventure and powerful intrigue – a meditation on the nature of truth and power.

It tells the story of Tracker, known far and wide for his skills as a hunter – and he always works alone. But when he is engaged to find a child who disappeared three years ago, he must break his own rules, joining a group of eight very different mercenaries working together to find the boy.

Following the lost boy's scent from one ancient city to another, into dense forests and across deep rivers, Tracker starts to wonder: who is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And most important of all, who is telling the truth and who is lying?

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, and John Crow's Devil.

A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the NAACP Image Award.

Marlon James is a professor at Macalester College in St Paul. He divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

Dates & times

25 Feb 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Mon 25 February 2019

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

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£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
For ages 14+

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