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The Tide Between Us: The Irish-Jamaican Story
September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Inspired by the real story of 2,000 Irish children deported to Jamaica and the statistics that 25% of Jamaican citizens claim Irish ancestry, The Tide Between Us is a powerful novel documenting true historical events and the resilience of the human spirit. Join Irish and Jamaican Embassies based in DC in conversation with the author, Olive Collins.
Olive Collins is an award winning and bestselling historical fiction writer. Olive grew up in Tipperary, Ireland. She has always loved the diversity of books and people. She has travelled extensively and still enjoys exploring other cultures and countries. Her inspiration are the ordinary everyday people who feed her snippets of their lives. Olive is currently working on her fourth novel which is set in the notorious Five Points district of New York. It is based between the year 1867 to 1905.