Following in the footsteps of ‘Alien Shores‘ comes another anthology on the theme of the dispossessed and asylum seekers.
There are two Sydney events celebrating the publication of A Country Too Far one the launch/event at Gleebooks on the 5th November and the other Unsafe Haven is the award winning work of Abdul Karim, ex-refugee, writer and social worker.
A COUNTRY TOO FAR – SPECIAL FUNDRAISER PANEL EVENT
Panel: Rosie Scott, Gail Jones and Debra Adelaide, chaired by Tom Keneally
One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today.
In this landmark anthology, twenty-seven of Australia’s finest writers have focused their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed, bringing a whole new perspective of depth and truthfulness to what has become a fraught, distorted war of words. This anthology confirms that the experience of seeking asylum – the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise – is part of the Australian mindset and deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories.
A Country Too Far is a tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. Edited by award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Thomas Keneally, and featuring contributors including Anna Funder, Christos Tsiolkas, Elliot Perlman, Gail Jones, Raimond Gaita, Les Murray, Rodney Hall and Geraldine Brooks, this rich anthology is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative, lyrical and moving, and always extraordinarily powerful.
A Country Too Far makes an indispensable contribution to the national debate.
Please join the editors and contributors to celebrate the publication of this timely and important new anthology.
When: Tuesday November 5, 6 for 6:30pm
Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Cost: $10 full price/$7 concession/free gleeclub
Bookings essential: phone (02) 9660 2333 or online
This is a fundraising event – all profits from book sales on the night will go to the Bridge for Asylum Seekers Foundation.
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery invites you
On Thursday 31st October at 6pm
Unsafe Haven is the award winning work of Abdul Karim, ex-refugee, writer and social worker.
To be launched by Phil Glendenning, President of the Refugee Council of Australia and Director of the Edmund Rice Centre
The new publication, A Country Too Far, an anthology of works by Australia’s finest writers about refugees and asylum seekers, edited by Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally AO will also be launched in conjunction with the exhibition by writer Gail Jones, Professor at UWS.
RSVP essential T: 9609 3993 by October 28th
Exhibition dates: 19 October – 7 December 2013
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Open: Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm
Cnr. The Horsley Dr & Oxford St, Smithfield NSW 2164
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