On Thursday 22nd October, Joseph Glackin, author of A Lone Star Weeps and In Freedom's Shadow, will give a talk on the experience of being young in Inspector Gloria’s Liberia.
Joe worked twelve years in the West African country of Liberia at the height of its infamous civil war where, as a priest, he worked directly with child soldiers, street children and other victims of a disintegrating society.
He has also worked in child protection and youth development in Sudan and South Sudan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Rwanda and Eritrea. He is now Head of Programme Development for Hope and Homes for Children, a charity working to end institutional care of children worldwide.
Joe will also read from IN FREEDOM'S SHADOW:
In the second book in the series Inspector Gloria is confronted with student riots closely followed by the strange kidnapping and murder of young children. One of the children is the president's grandson and the race to find him and rescue him quickly becomes a test of her team's endurance, skill and courage.
Pitted against powerful forces who want to destabilise, and ultimately overthrow, Liberia's first post-war government, Gloria has to face the reality of the country’s fragile democracy.
THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER at 7PM
The Studio, Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
Wine will be served. Books will be for sale.