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Book Launch - Bowral

  • Bowral Uniting Church Bendooley Street Bowral, NSW, 2576 Australia (map)

Book Launch with Olfat Mahmoud

Tears for Tarshiha

Bowral, NSW

Dr Olfat Mahmoud is the Director of the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation (PWHO) that provides services to women and children in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Olfat is well known to many Australians. She has visited Australia on several speaking tours over the past thirty four years. During that time the aid arm of the ACTU, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, has been working with her and supporting her work with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. As you know, now the refugee camps are also hosting thousands of refugees from the war in Syria, both Syrians and Palestinians.

Dr Mahmoud’s visit in 2018 is being hosted by Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, and she will be visiting most Australian states. Olfat will be speaking about the situation of her people in Lebanon and of the pain and suffering and plight of Syrian refugees, especially those in Lebanon. She will also be speaking of the Palestinian Right of Return, and about international funding for refugee services.

Dr Mahmoud’s autobiographical book Tears for Tarshiha published by Wild Dingo Press, about her life in Bourj al-Barajneh, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut Lebanon, a life that mirrors millions of refugees across the globe, will be launched and available while she is in Australia.


Venue: Bowral Uniting Church, Bendooley St, Bowral NSW
Date: Thursday 2 August 2018
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Event details at WEBSITE | R.A.R WEBSITE

Hosted by Rural Australians for Refugees.

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

Earlier Event: 1 August
Fundraising Dinner and Book Launch
Later Event: 4 August
Help Fund Medical Team to Gaza