Spike Island

Novel WritersJJ Bola, No Place to Call Home


Thursday 29 June 2017, 6.30–8pm


£5, £3 concessions Booking advised

Event type

Novel Writers

With colourful characters and seamless prose, No Place to Call Home by Kinshasa born, London raised JJ Bola is a tale of belonging, identity and immigration, of hope and hopelessness, of loss — not by death, but by distance — and, by no means the least, of love.

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Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas

JJ Bola

Kinsasha-born (1986), London-raised, JJ Bola is poet, writer and educator. He is currently doing a MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, as a result of being one of the recipients of Kit de Waal Scholarship. He is also one of the three recipients of 2017’s Spread the Word Flight 1000 Associates.

Supported by
  • Bristol Festival of Ideas