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Red Memory

Tania Branigan

Sunday 22 October 2023, 16:00 at Firth Hall


More than fifty years on, the Cultural Revolution’s scar runs through the heart of Chinese society. Stationed in Beijing as The Guardian’s China correspondent, Tania Branigan came to realise this brutal, turbulent decade still shapes China to this day. Red Memory uncovers forty years of silence through the rarely heard stories of individuals who lived through Mao’s decade of madness. At a time of fear mongering and top-down manipulation of public sentiment in the West, Branigan’s courageous account may also have resonances closer

“A veritable masterwork.” Qian Julie Wang

“A masterclass in storytelling and journalism” Gary Younge

Tania Branigan

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