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Saxmundham: Award winning author Sita Brahmachari visits free school

12:00 26 November 2012

Author Sita Bramachari talks with year nine students at Saxmundham Free School about her books Artichoke Hearts and Jasmine Skies.

Author Sita Bramachari talks with year nine students at Saxmundham Free School about her books Artichoke Hearts and Jasmine Skies.


AN award winning author was on hand to help students learn about writing from other cultures.


Sita Brahmachari visited Year 9 pupils at Saxmundham Free School recently.

It linked to their studies of literature from other cultures, including work on the slave trade, a collection of poems from other countries and a piece on the Vietnam War.

Sarah Mitchell, subject leader for English, drama and literacy, said the author’s visit brought the students’ learning to life and gave them a much wider perspective.

Mrs Brahmachari’s first novel, Artichoke Hearts, won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize in 2011 and the Redbridge Book Award in 2012.



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