Please note the new date for this event – Thursday 28th November. If you have already booked places, we will be in touch to confirm the change.
Carlos Acosta danced his way from Havana to the Royal Ballet, where he made a name for himself as one of the world’s most accomplished performers. As if that were not enough of an achievement, he is also an award-winning translator, and now a hotly-anticipated début novelist.
In Pig’s Foot, the wonderfully sardonic Oscar Mandinga narrates a tale that delves into the intimacies of family life in the Cuban hinterland. When Oscar wakes up to find himself frighteningly alone – his family vanished and his world devoid of human life – he embarks on a journey to his ancestral village, with only an inherited pig’s-foot amulet for company. Acosta skilfully uncovers the passion and tumult inherent in Cuba’s secret history – a history deeply entangled with the truth about Oscar’s own identity.
Acosta writes with the energy and discipline required of a world-class dancer – his unique blend of talents add interesting perspectives to this vital, exciting and darkly comic novel.