Writing War: Kassem Eid and Mohammed Hanif

When:6 Mar 2019, 7pm - 8:15pm
Venue:Io Myers Studio, UNSW Sydney, Gate 2, High Street, Kensington
Who:Centre for Ideas and UNSWriting


Presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSWriting

The challenge of writing about war is to take stories and experiences that are almost beyond language and put them down on paper.

Take part in an intimate evening showcasing recent work by two extraordinary writers, who will discuss how and why they grapple with writing about the harrowing reality of war.

British-Pakistani writer and The New York Times columnist, Mohammed Hanif will discuss his latest satirical novel, Red Birds. This dark comedy sheds light on the ugliness of war by following the unlikely journey of a teenage refugee and a philosopher dog.

Palestinian-Syrian writer and human rights activist Kassem Eid will introduce, My Country: A Syrian Memoir, a book that recounts his experiences in the Syrian Civil War where he joined the free Syrian Army and experienced the 2013 sarin gas in attack in Ghouta first-hand.

TICKETS: $10 Full Price and $5 Concession and includes a free drink from our Foyer Bar



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Associate Professor, Stephanie Bishop
Contact // stephanie.bishop@unsw.edu.au

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Io Myers Studio is located at the entrance to Gate 2 High St, Kensington. Look for the Creative Practice Lab neon sign in our foyer windows.

There is limited parking in the Gate 2 area around Io Myers Studio but free parking is available from 6:30pm in the car park next to NIDA accessed through Day Ave.

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