Mara Menzies – Winter Tales Book Festival

Mara Menzies is a Kenyan/Scottish storyteller and writer whose novelĀ Blood and Gold originated from the stage show of the same name. The novel explores the legacy of colonialism and slavery through myth, legend and fantasy. Her stories range from traditional folklore such asĀ The Seven Day Story, to stories based on historical characters, such as Kenyan freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi.

Join Mara at the Winter Tales Book Festival as she speaks of what inspired the stories and performs some of them in her unique, inimitable style.




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Saturday 04 Dec 2021
New College, Edinburgh. United Kingdom