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Writing War: Kassem Eid and Mohammed Hanif

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Io Myers Studio

UNSW Sydney

Gate 2, High Street

Kensington, NSW 2052

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UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSWriting are pleased to present this special in conversation event with writers Kassem Eid and Mohammed Hanif straight from Adelaide Festival Writers' Week.

The challenge of writing about war is to take stories and experiences that are almost beyond language and put them down on paper.

Take part in an intimate evening showcasing recent work by two extraordinary writers, who will discuss how and why they grapple with writing about the harrowing reality of war.

British-Pakistani writer and The New York Times columnist, Mohammed Hanif will discuss his latest satirical novel, Red Birds. This dark comedy sheds light on the ugliness of war by following the unlikely journey of a teenage refugee and a philosopher dog.

Palestinian-Syrian writer and human rights activist Kassem Eid will introduce, My Country: A Syrian Memoir, a book that recounts his experiences in the Syrian Civil War where he joined the free Syrian Army and experienced the 2013 sarin gas in attack in Ghouta first-hand.

You can purchase Kassem Eid and Mohammed Hanif's books at the event at 10% off the retail price.

Read biographies and more at the UNSW event page.



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There is is an accessible parking spot in the driveway next to Io Myers Studio (Building D9). Download an accessibility parking and toilets map here (PDF).



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cpl@unsw.edu.au /// 02 9385 5684

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