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Tue, 26 Apr


Better Read Than Dead + Zoom

Author talk with Maame Blue

Join Maame Blue to discuss her debut novel Bad Love.

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Author talk with Maame Blue
Author talk with Maame Blue

Time & Location

26 Apr 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead + Zoom, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

About the book

A young woman living in London, Ekuah loves deeply and loves hard, yet with each romantic encounter she is left feeling increasingly unmoored and adrift. She struggles in her love for Dee Emeka, a gifted musician, who is both passionate and distant in the way he loves her back. Confirming her worst fears about the unstable foundation of their relationship, he suddenly disappears from her life. Heartbroken, she is left to pick up the pieces, while searching for new validations and preoccupations from others. But when, against a backdrop of enigmatic, poetic, nights in London, Venice, Accra and Paris, she finds an unexpected new love in the form of Jay Stanley, Ekuah re-focuses on her journey to meaningful love. She is determined to feel deeply again, but can she handle the vulnerability and forgiveness that comes with falling in love?

About Maame

Maame Blue is a Ghanaian-Londoner and author of the novel Bad Love, which won the 2021 Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize. Her short stories have appeared in two anthologies - Speaking Volumes anthology Not Quite Right For Us and the KYD New Australian Fiction 2020 anthology. Her writing will also appear in the upcoming children’s anthology Joyful, Joyful and she is currently working on a second and third novel in between running writing workshops and cautiously travelling.


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  • Ticket + Book

    Ticket includes a copy of Bad Love.

  • Zoom Ticket

    If you are unable to join us in person, you can also join us online.

  • Zoom + Book

    This is our Zoom ticket with a copy of the book, which we will post out to you.




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