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Main Program | Beacon of Hope: The Human Experience of Conflict

28 Oct 2022 11:30 - 12:30
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Alang-Alang. Taman Baca @Festival Hub (Google Maps)

The story of refugees is one of survival, transformation, and triumph. Max Rosochinsky and Oksana Maksymchuk fled Ukraine right before the outbreak of the war. Giuseppe Catozzella’s book Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid is the story of the late Somali runner Samia Omar, who died at the age of 21 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. They share the human experience of war and conflict, offering a remarkable window into this global crisis. 

Kisah pengungsi adalah salah satu kisah tentang bertahan hidup, transformasi, dan kemenangan. Max Rosochinsky dan Oksana Maksymchuk melarikan diri dari Ukraina tepat sebelum pecahnya perang, buku Giuseppe Catozzella yang berjudul Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid adalah kisah pelari Somalia Samia Omar yang meninggal pada usia 21 tahun saat mencoba menyeberang Laut Mediterania. Mereka akan berbagi pengalaman manusia tentang perang dan konflik, menawarkan jendela luar biasa ke krisis global ini.


Giuseppe Catozzella

One of Italy’s most popular contemporary writers, Giuseppe Catozzella has published across multiple literary genres, including plays, short stories and novels. His novel Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid, dealing with the …

Max Rosochinsky

Max Rosochinsky is a poet, translator, and scholar from Simferopol, Crimea. His translations were featured in Modern Poetry in Translation, Words Without Borders, Poetry International, and others. His translation of …

Michael Vatikiotis

Michael Vatikiotis is a writer and private diplomat, who has lived in Asia for more than 30 years. Formerly a BBC Correspondent and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, …

Oksana Maksymchuk

Oksana Maksymchuk is a bilingual Ukrainian-American poet, scholar, and literary translator. She is the author of the award-winning Ukrainian poetry collections Xenia and Lovy, while her English poems appeared in AGNI, Cincinnati Review, …

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