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Reverberations of Trauma

Fri 9 Sep, 10.30am

Debut author and renowned journalist Marion Frith and Women’s Prize-longlisted novelist Sarah Schmidt have each penned heartrending and luminous new novels that explore war, trauma and grief and their ripple effects across time. They talk with Mimi Kwa (House of Kwa) about their approach to depicting PTSD and intergenerational trauma, and the healing capacity of connection. Frith’s Here in the After portrays an unlikely friendship formed in the shadow of war and terror. Schmidt’s Blue Hour reveals the brutal cost when we allow grief and trauma to reach across generations.


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