We are thrilled to welcome her to Piccadilly: children and writers-to-be will have a chance to listen to her stories and share their own in a colourful masterclass in storytelling! And, of course, there will be biscuits and lemon sherbets to fuel our creativity!
An epic tale of friendship, hope and the importance of kindness, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a story full of heart and humour, told from a unique perspective: when a new boy is introduced at school, no one is exactly sure where he has come from; what is a 'refugee kid', anyway, and how can Ahmet be helped to feel that he belongs? The children soon discover that sometimes you don't need to share a language to make a new friend; sometimes, all you need is a story and an open heart.
Onjali Q. Rauf is Founder and CEO of the London based human rights organisation Making Herstory, working in partnership with other movements to end the abuse, trafficking and enslavement of women and girls in the UK and beyond. Based in part on the stories she encountered when working in refugee camps, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a future classic that showcases the very best of what stories can achieve.
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This event is free. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also book a spot through the eventbrite app!