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Georgina Godwin talks to the authors behind two of the year’s boldest debut novels. Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of a Jehovah’s Witness upbringing and the legacies of the Windrush generation. The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu is a witty and heart-warming story of a half-Nigerian teenager growing up in Manchester, trying to find out who she is and where she fits. They discuss their dynamic coming-of-age novels and shared themes of race, sexuality, class, family and the search for belonging.

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Rainbow Milk The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney

Venue

Town Hall, Pillar Room

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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