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Sunday, August 28 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Refugee voices

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The headlines and rhetoric about boat people often bury the extraordinary measures that refugees take to leave their homelands, apply for asylum and rebuild their lives. Kooshyar Karimi’s flight from Iran and harrowing fight to keep his family alive as asylum seekers in Turkey offers astonishing insight into the gritty determination needed to survive these traumatic events. He is joined by storyteller and human rights advocate Arnold Zable, who writes extensively and poignantly about the refugee experience – memory and history, displacement and dislocation. 

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Toni Whitmont

Toni Whitmont has spent a life time fascinated by how we communicate, in particular how we send and receive our messages, how we listen and how we hear each other, the stories we tell each other and ourselves. After careers in both journalism and book selling, she finally had time... Read More →

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Dr Kooshyar Karimi

Kooshyar Karimi was born in 1968 in Tehran. He overcame prejudice against being Jewish in a fundamentalist Islamic state to become a doctor and a translator, often using his skills to save unmarried pregnant women from death by stoning.  Kooshyar escaped from Iran to Turkey where... Read More →
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Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns and Violin Lessons. Arnold has written numerous feature articles, columns, reviews... Read More →

Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am AEST
Main Hall Waverley Library, 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022