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Sulaiman Addonia

Sulaiman Addonia is an Eritrean-Ethiopian-British novelist. His first novel, The Consequences of Love, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, was translated into more than 20 languages.

Silence is My Mother Tongue, his second novel, has been longlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2021 Firecracker Awards in Fiction, and for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award. His third novel, The Seers, will be published in 2023 by Canongate UK & Graywolf USA.

He currently lives in Brussels where he has launched a creative writing academy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the Asmara-Addis Literary Festival (In Exile). He is a columnist for de Standaard, a Belgian newspaper. 

© Photo: Lyse Ishimwe 

Join Sulaiman Addonia in conversation with Canan Marasligil
Bridging the Tongues Festival Tandem Reading
September 9, 2021
17:30 – 19:00
Live Special Preview at Brunnenpassage in Vienna
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September 24, 2021
19:00 – 20:30
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Bridging The Tongues Festival 2021