Mongol: A Journey from Loss and Prejudice to Belonging

November 19 | 18:00 - 20:00

Glasgow Adults Panel Event / Author Reading Scottish Writers

Journey from Mongolia to Scotland in the company of author and broadcaster Uuganaa Ramsay. Uuganaa's life in Scotland now is far from the world she grew up in; living as a nomadic herder in a yurt, eating marmot meat, distilling vodka from goat's yoghurt and learning about Comrade Lenin. As well as sharing the challenges and the joys of that transition, she'll also tell you the moving story of her son Billy and his lasting impact on herself, her family and the wider world. When Billy was diagnosed with Down Syndrome as a newborn baby, Uuganaa found herself facing ignorance and prejudice about her heritage as well as personal confusion and heartbreak. In her powerful memoir, Mongol, she skilfully interweaves the extraordinary story of her own childhood in Mongolia with the sadly short life of Billy, who becomes a symbol of union and disunion, different cultures and complexity, stigma and superstition - and inspires her to challenge prejudice. There will be free tours of the Baths from 6pm. The event will start at 7pm and will last an hour.

Free (ticketed)

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Venue information

Arlington Baths Club

61 Arlington Street

G3 6DT

The event will be held on the ground floor; however, there are a few steps up to the font door and no ramp.


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