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Monday, 26 February 2018

One day, ten deaths: a talk by Gary Younge

Another Day in the Death of America is a book by award-winning journalist Gary Younge.

For his book he picked one day in America at random (23/11/2013) and looked at the number of deaths by shootings on that day.

His research found that 10 people had been shot on that one day, yet not a single one made national news.

In his book he looks past the usual take of expressing extreme amounts of sympathy to the victims, but instead looks at how the average American can become a powerless victim. He does not focus on gun control, but what happens to a country when there is no gun control.

On Tuesday 27th February, Gary will be attending cultural exchanges festival to talk about his book. He will be speaking in the Clephan building, room 3.03 from 6:00 to 7:00. To see him Book tickets here (ticket numbers limited).

To read more about his book click here.

M.J. Dickinson

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