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Ivana Bartoletti

Sulaiman Addonia is a novelist who fled Eritrea as a refugee in childhood. He spent his early life in a refugee camp in Sudan following the Om Hajar massacre in 1976, and in his early teens he lived and studied in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He arrived in London as an underage unaccompanied
refugee without a word of English and went on to earn an MA in Development Studies from SOAS and a BSc in Economics from UCL. The Consequences of Love was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was translated into more than 20 languages. Sulaiman Addonia currently lives in Brussels where he has launched a creative writing academy for refugees and asylum seekers. Silence is My Mother Tongue is his second novel.


Ivana Bartoletti

Ivana Bartoletti is a policy maker, speaker and Head of Privacy and Data Protection at Gemserv where she advises organisations on compliance with privacy legislation. Her interests include AI, data ethics and feminism. She cofounded the Women Leading in AI Network, a lobby group that empowers women to shape the norms of AI, and recently won ‘Woman of the Year’ at the 2019 Cyber Security Awards. With an academic background in human rights and law, Ivana Bartoletti has previously worked as adviser to the Minister of Human Rights and as Information Governance Manager at the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management. Her debut book, Coding the Matriarchy, will be published by The Indigo Press in September 2020.

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