Special Event | Stories of Seeking Asylum

27 Oct 2019 12:00 - 14:30
IDR 800,000
Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa. Jl. Hanoman Pengosekan, Ubud (Google Maps)

An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home, and refugee writers are bringing first-hand accounts onto front pages and family bookshelves. Join Festival guests from diverse regions as they share stories of escape, injustice, and new beginnings.

Behrouz will be appearing via live stream.

Includes welcome drink and Asian buffet lunch.

View the menu here.

Featuring

Abdul Samad Haidari

Abdul Samad Haidari is a 28-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, where his Hazara tribe faces genocide. He authored the poetry book The Red Ribbon and has been a journalist, humanitarian aid …


Omid Tofighian

Omid Tofighian is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New …


Rodaan Al Galidi

Poet and writer Rodaan Al Galidi was born in Iraq and trained as a civil engineer. He has lived in the Netherlands since 1998. As an undocumented asylum seeker he taught himself Dutch. He has published nine books …


Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani holds a Masters degree in political geography and geopolitics. He is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, scholar, cultural advocate, writer and filmmaker; and a political prisoner incarcerated by the Australian …


Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. She explores ideas of Indigenous culture and language, belonging to landscape, and colonialism. She’s also written about ideas of …



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