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Festival Program


Fleeing and Finding Home

Fri 9 Sep, 12pm

Writers Akuch Kuol Anyieth and Pirooz Jafari come together to discuss transforming their experiences surviving war and civil unrest into acclaimed debut books. A graduate researcher in crime, justice and legal studies, Anyieth is the author of Unknown, a memoir of her journey from civil war in South Sudan to a new life in Australia. A photographer-turned-lawyer, Jafari narrates his novel Forty Nights through the eyes of a migrant who fled the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Hear Anyieth and Jafari share how pulling their memories onto the page revealed complex truths about love, dispossession and their search for home, in conversation with Sarah Ayoub.


1 hour


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