Author Talk – Safdar Ahmed

Author Talk – Safdar Ahmed

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Date/Time
Date(s) - October 23, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Lawson Convent Hall

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Come meet Safdar Ahmed, author of the award-winning graphic novel Still Alive: Notes from Australia’s Immigration Detention System.
Safdar’s book interweaves journalism, history and autobiography with a striking visual style to bring to light the crucial untold stories of refugees in Australia, and the immigration detention systems they confront here.
In early 2011, Safdar Ahmed visited Sydney’s Villawood Immigration Detention Centre for the first time. He brought pencils and sketchbooks into the centre and started drawing with the people detained there. Their stories are told in this book
Still Alive is an intensely personal indictment of Australia’s refugee detention policies and procedures. It is also a searching reflection on the redemptive power of art. And death metal.

Free event but bookings essential.      Bookings

50% of the profit from book sales on the day go to the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group.

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