This month Connolly Books will play host to two book launches.
On 15 July, at 7pm, Conor Magahy will launch his first book, Posh Mackers, a moving and at times humorous account of his early childhood in Dublin, set between the years 1978 and 1988. It tells the story of what happens when poverty, snobbery and obsessive-compulsive disorder collide.
Conor describes himself as a “proddy shinner with a memoir that would make Angela cry.” He routinely transports visitors to Dublin round the city centre, both literally and figuratively, with whimsy and tall (true) tales.
On 28 July, Edward Molloy will be in conversation with the author Kojo Koram on his latest work, Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire. In it he traces the shocking tale of how Britain treated its former non-white colonies after the end of empire, a blistering revelation of Britain’s scandalous and disastrous treatment of newly independent countries.
Kojo is a writer and academic, teaching at the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London. In addition to his academic writing he has written for the Guardian, New Statesman, Dissent, Nation, and Washington Post, and he is the editor of The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line.
Both events will be followed by a Q&A and drinks reception. Admission is free, and all are welcome! Further details can be found on the Connolly Books Facebook page.