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NOTE: THIS EVENT REQUIRES A SEPARATE RSVP PROCESS
Revelations in Exile
by Kooshyar Karimi
SIX DAYS LEFT until Dr Kooshyar Karimi joins in conversation with Prof. Kim Rubenstein at Asia Bookroom. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!
RSVP: By 16th October by phone[masked] or email [masked]
When: Wednesday 17th October from 6-8pm
Where: Asia Bookroom, Macquarie
Entry by gold coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
I CONFESS: Revelations in Exile is one of the most extraordinary stories of deprivation and triumph, and of terrifying betrayal and compromise that has emerged in recent years. Five days after its release last month, the author's 63 year old mother was arrested by the notorious Iranian secret police and incarcerated and interrogated for 28 days. She is out on bail currently awaiting trial on politically motivated unspecified charges.
I CONFESS exposes some of the inner workings of that regime that have never been made public before: the secret police's spying activities on its their citizens, the brutal treatment of those caught up in the system, a culture of hypocrisy inevitable in oppressive ideological environments that can lead to gross acts of treachery by ordinary Iranians, even within families.
Dr Kooshyar Karimi is a Sydney-based Iranian Jewish doctor, writer and translator who came to Australia in 2000 as a political refugee after fleeing to Turkey with his young family, leaving everything behind. Days after arriving in Australia, with little money but huge motivation, he purchased an old typewriter from a Vinnie's Op Shop and began to write his story.
Prof. Kim Rubenstein is the Director of the Centre for International and Public law at the ANY College of Law, and Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute. She is also President of the Canberra and Region Jewish Community.
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