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Paul Behrens

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.

 
 
 

Paul Behrens

Dr. Paul Behrens is a Netherlands-based academic holding the post of Assistant Professor in Energy and Environmental Change at Universiteit Leiden. He is passionate about science outreach and his research has appeared in a number of prestigious outlets, such as The New York Times, The Independent and Scientific American. Trained as a physicist at the University of Auckland where he completed his Ph.D., Paul Behren’s work focuses on the impact of human consumption and the changes society must make in order to survive within environmental constraints. His book, The Best of Times, the Worst of Times, will be published by The Indigo Press in August 2020

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