Friends of Kiama Library welcome Ben Doherty
Saturday 1 September at 2.30pm
Kiama Family History Centre, Railway Parade.
Ben will be talking about Nagaland, his enthralling debut novel which was inspired by a true story set in the far north-east of India. A land wedged between Bangladesh and Burma, high in the foothills of the Himalayas. Nagaland tells of a journey into the life and legends of the Naga – a forgotten people struggling to survive in the modern world. Doherty deftly draws the reader into worlds of parallel realities: the love story forged against traditional alliances, destined for tragedy; village traditions, loyalties and beliefs collide with modern imperatives that lead to poverty dislocation, drugs and despair. It has been described as a powerful and evocative story. It was published by Wild Dingo Press earlier this year and has been widely acclaimed.
Ben is a 3-time Walkley Award winning foreign correspondent, video journalist, and photographer. He is a reporter for Guardian Australia and former foreign correspondent for the Guardian, covering south-east Asia, and for the Sydney Morning Herald, reporting across south Asia. He has reported from more than 20 countries for Australian and global news organisations. His work has been recognised by Amnesty International, the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the UN Association of Australia.
This will be a fascinating event followed by Afternoon tea. Visitors $8 and members of Friends of Kiama Library $5.
All are welcome and hope to see you there.
Questions | Gillian Spooner 0422 543 928