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You are invited to meet Deng Adut and Ben Mckelvey when the introduce Songs of a War Boy.
Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At the age most Australian children are starting school, Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People's Liberation Army. He began a harsh, relentless military training that saw this young boy trained to use an AK-47 and sent into battle. The things Deng saw over those years will stay with him forever.
Deng was rescued from war by his brother John. Hidden in the back of a truck, he was smuggled out of Sudan, into Kenya, and was eventually brought to Australia as a refugee by the UN. Whilst working in a local service station, Deng taught himself to read and started studying at TAFE. In 2005 he enrolled in a Bachelor of Law at the University of Western Sydney and became the first person in his family to graduate from university.
Join us to hear the inspiring story of a man who has overcome deadly adversity to become a lawyer and committed worker for the disenfranchised, helping refugees in Western Sydney where he now has his own law practive, the AC Law Group.
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Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale
Berkelouw Books opened in Mona Vale in 2007. We have a spacious, light-filled store where you can discover a wide range of books and gifts for adults and children. Our staff are experienced booklovers who have the best bookselling technology at their fingertips to ensure they can satisfy your reading needs. We are a community based bookstore. We host bookclubs for readers of literature, crime and for kids who just love to read. We also host Writers Live events where readers can meet authors, talk about books and find out how good (and how hard) it is to be a writer. We also offer occasional workshops in areas that we believe are important to our customers.