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An evening with Anni Domingo at Hatchards

Join actress, director and author Anni Domingo for an event at Hatchards on the 6 September to discuss her extraordinary new novel “Breaking the Maafa Chain”, her searing chronicle of two sisters' struggle for true freedom in the mid-nineteenth century, when transporting slaves from Africa to America was an illegal but lucrative business.

Nineteenth century—Two sisters, Fatmata and Salimatu, are captured and sold separately into slavery. Forced to change their names to Faith and Sarah, they end up in two different countries with opposite slavery laws. Faith ends up in America, where slavery is still legal and slaves don't have any rights; Sarah ends up in a Victorian England as the god-daughter of Queen Victoria. Can the two sisters reclaim their freedom and identity in a world that is trying to break them down and mould them to its coloniser's will?

Anni delves into the tale of “Breaking the Maafa Chain” which is based upon the true story of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, exploring her extraordinary story of loss, survival, hope, identity and tradition.

Anni Domingo will be signing copies of “Breaking the Maafa Chain” immediately after the event.

Event Info

Date & Time

September 06 - September 06



Hatchards - Piccadilly, 187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, UK

Tickets & Prices

£10 tickets are available

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