On Friday 16th November, Newham Monitoring Project has joined with Newham Bookshop to organise a literary event at the Trinity Centre near East Ham station. Former BBC foreign correspondent Frances Harrison will join us to discuss her book Still Counting the Dead – Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War with the Sri Lankan born artist and writer.Roma Tearne.
Harrison covered the civil war in Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2004 and has written the first account of the end of the least reported major conflict of recent times, as the Sri Lankan government maintained a strict media blackout. She is one of the few foreign journalists to maintain contact with those trapped inside the war zone between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government. Thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns and other civilians were caught in the crossfire and a United Nations Panel of Experts has reported credible estimates of up to 40,000 dead and has called for war-crimes investigations. Still Counting the Dead recounts the human stories and faces behind the war.
Friday 16 November 2012
at 7 pm at The Trinity Centre, East Avenue, Manor Park E12.
Nearest tube: East Ham
Tickets are only £3 and available from Newham Bookshop: telephone 020 8552 9993 to reserve