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Book Launch - Fremantle

  • Fremantle Town Hall 8 William Street Fremantle, WA, 6160 Australia (map)

Book Launch with Olfat Mahmoud

Tears for Tarshiha

Perth, WA

Book Launch sponsored by Union Aid Abroad APHEDA, New Edition Bookshop and welcome by Senator Sue Lines.

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.

Venue: Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William St, Fremantle WA
Date: Thursday 6 September 2018
Time: 6:30pm

Event details at WEBSITE 

Hosted by Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA and New Edition Bookshop.


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

Earlier Event: September 5
Speaker forum with Chris Graham
Later Event: September 7
Fundraising Dinner - Perth