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Book Launch: Kingdom of Olives and Ash

  • Memo Music Hall 88 Acland Street Saint Kilda, VIC, 3182 Australia (map)

Book Launch

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers confront the occupation

St Kilda, VIC

Join contributors to 'Kingdom of Olives and Ash' Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks (Sydney only), Israeli prize-winning author Assaf Gavron, and Breaking the Silence executive director Avner Gvaryahu. Both events will also include journalist Debbie Whitmont.

This June in Sydney and Melbourne, we are launching "Kingdom of Olives and Ash", a collection of essays exploring the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

To create the book, co-editors Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon teamed up with Breaking the Silence – an Israeli NGO which uses the testimonies of Israel Defence Force soldiers to highlight what is being done in Israel’s name in the Occupied Palestinian territories.

A series of eminent Jewish, Israeli, Palestinian and international authors – including Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks and Mario Vargas Llosa – all contributed chapters.

Tickets: $30 / $20 - purchase here >>

Venue: Memo Music Hall, ,88 Acland St, St Kilda VIC
Date: Thursday 7 June, 2018
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm


Hosted by New Israel Fund Australia.

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

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