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Abdulrazak Gurnah: Afterlives (Sydney Writers Festival)

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to the Mackay region.

Explore his writing and unpack the legacies of empire with acclaimed writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose 10th novel explores displacement, loss and love during and after German occupation of East Africa. With Sisonke Msimang.

Abdulrazak Gurnah is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021. He is the author of ten novels: Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award),Admiring Silence ,By the Sea (longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award),Desertion(shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize),The Last Gift, Gravel Heart and Afterlives, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. He was Professor of English at the University of Kent and was a Man Booker Prize judge in 2016. He lives in Canterbury.

After the wild success of Live & Local in 2023, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to your local library in 2024 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you. Find other Sydney Writers Festival sessions here.

View the Sydney Writers Festival reading list here.

Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

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Conditions of Booking

• A ticket is required for each person attending this event

• If any of the attendees booked in feel unwell or if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking.

• This session may be filmed/photographed, if you do not wish to be filmed, please make it known to our team at the beginning of the session.

• Hearing loops are available for use at our programs and events. If you would benefit from using this technology at an event you attend, please let us know prior to the event.

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• Please arrive promptly to each event that you have registered to attend.

• Allow time for travel and parking. You can find information about our library locations at www.mackay.qld.gov.au/contactus

• Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

Venue

Sarina Library
65 Broad Street
Sarina, QLD 4737 Australia