Soul Bay Press has announced that author Samantha Herron will be appearing at this year's Gibraltar International Literary Festival which will take place from 12-15 November. She will be presenting her debut short story collection 'The Djinn in the Skull: Stories from hidden Morocco' - which will be published on October 23rd - and talking about her experiences living with a family of former nomads in Morocco's Draa Valley on the edge of the Sahara Desert.
Samantha will be appearing at City Hall, John Mackintosh Square, Gibraltar at 2pm on November 14th, 2015. Tickets for the event are £12 and can be purchased via the festival website Here.
Samantha comments: 'I studied classical Arabic and the Quran with the women of the village, travelled in the desert, learned how to take care of camels and sheep, how to ablute and pray, and helped the other women in the family with the day-to-day running of the home. I fell in love with storytelling and stories, which are at the heart of everyday life in Morocco: sharing old stories handed down from generation to generation, embellishing jokes, spreading gossip or simply recounting a personal experience. I began to document the stories I was hearing and then found myself imagining and composing my own.'