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Book Launch - Canberra

  • National Library of Australia - Theatre Parkes Place West Parkes, ACT, 2600 Australia (map)

Canberra Writers Festival

Book Launch with Olfat Mahmoud

Tears for Tarshiha

Canberra, ACT

Olfat Mahmoud In Conversation with Aarti Betigeri

Olfat’s life mission is to fulfil the dream of her parents and grandparents to return to their hometown, Tarshiha in Palestine. Her determination to help her people in their fight to return to their homeland, has led to a nursing career that has placed her at the front line of atrocious massacres and wars in the Middle East.

Tears for Tarshiha follows Olfat’s career – as a registered nurse, the director of an international NGO, an internationally recognised peace activist, and most recently, the recipient of a doctorate – amid the death and destruction of Lebanon’s many conflicts; and chronicles the Palestinian people’s remarkable capacity for love and bravery in the most extreme conditions. Olfat’s extraordinary story is emblematic of the Palestinian plight, illustrating their continued survival and determination that has become an inconvenience to the international community.

Despite Olfat’s parents and grandparents never seeing Tarshiha again, this book is part of Olfat’s ongoing campaign to keep her people’s predicament in the public consciousness. This is their story, and the story of all Palestinians and their descendants who were forced from their homeland.

Tickets $12-$25 - purchase here >>

Venue: National Library of Australia - Theatre, Parkes Place W, Parkes ACT
Date: Saturday 25 August 2018
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Event details at WEBSITE | TRYBOOKING

Hosted by Canberra Writers Festival.


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

Earlier Event: August 23
Fundraising Dinner - Canberra
Later Event: August 28
Book Launch - Adelaide